Helpful Resources

The road to civility can be a difficult one. Over the years, our team of experts has helped thousands of parents like you make the transition from a committed relationship to becoming co-parents. Our resources can provide you the support you need to navigate a challenging custody battle, facilitate a harmonious work environment, or learn how to set and follow personal boundaries.

Tacoma Probono

Volunteer Legal Services

Tacomaprobono provides free legal advice clinics which can provide a private appointment with a volunteer attorney when you need advice on civil (non-criminal) legal issues.
Tacoma Probono - Volunteer Legal Services

Domestic Violence Hotline

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
National Domestic Violence Hotline

Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County

Collaborative Law is a voluntary form of dispute resolution. Instead of representing their clients for litigation purposes, Collaborative lawyers are specially trained to help their clients negotiate a resolution that is contractually based.
Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County

Presenter Steve Primas, MSW

Steve Primas, MSW, is a School Social Worker, who serves as a youth and family advocate within the school district. Steve has been teaching parenting seminars with Always Parents for the over 11 years, engaging families in transition. Steve has a Masters Degree in Social Work and serves as a Family Specialist with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and Collaborative Professionals of Pierce County. As a Life Coach in private practice, Steve offers new perspectives in Marriage, Parenting, and Relationship Coaching. He is an adjunct faculty at a local community college where he teaches courses in the Social Service Mental Health program. Steve has worked in Child Welfare for over 12 years, supervising and doing case management social work. He also worked for the Office of Juvenile Justice as the Washington State Compliance Monitor, monitoring all police stations, jails, and juvenile institutions for compliance of federal law.

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Presenter Sharon Ward, MA, LMHC, CDP

Sharon Ward LMHC, CDP, is a Licensed Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Counselor with over 10 years experience working with individuals, families and couples. In her private practice, Sharon offers Christian Counseling, Life Skills and Professional Development Coaching, Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy. Sharon is also a Washington State approved Supervisor for Mental Health Professionals, a Level III trained Gottman Couple Therapist., and trainer/lecturer speaking on the topics of Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Marriage and Family Therapy, Life Skills Coaching, Parenting, Families, Relationships and Professional Development.