About Family Innovations, Inc
Family Innovations was founded in 1995 and sponsors a number of educational programs including the co-parent education class, step-parent seminars, parenting classes for ADHD, foster parent trainings, and many more.
The SPARE program is an eduational seminar designed to give general information. Preserving parenting partnerships is emphasized as well as the importance of forming a business-like relationship with your former spouse. SPARE is also designed to help unmarried couples with children who may be experiencing separation or problems with visitation and other child related issues. Petitioners for custody may also find the SPARE course helpful in understanding what children may experience when their parents are caught up in the legal process. The SPARE program cannot provide legal advice.
The SPARE Co-Parent education class is taught by Mary McGhee MA, CCMHC, NCC, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience. She is a Nationally Certified Parent Trainer and Trained Family Mediator. She has served as Adjunct Faculty for VCU for 15 years in the Department of Social Work.
Ms McGhee has received numerous community service awards such as the Governor's Advisory Board on Child Abuse Recognition Award, the CASA Very Special Person Award, and the Stafford County Certificate of Appreciation among others. She has lectured internationally on the topic of child abuse and neglect and holds Diplomate Status in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the American Academy of Experts inTraumatic Stress.