Adair County Cooperative Extension Service

Co-Parenting Classes

Parents who are, or soon will be “ex-spouses” must still work together to benefit their child. The title “Co-parenting for Resilience” refers to strategies divorcing parents can use to work together to help their children be “resilient,” or to bounce back from the effects of a divorce and return to a normal life. Additionally, some people may be asked to take this class for issues related to custody, paternity, legal separation, contempt, stepfamily break up, etc. Because the goals of Co-Parenting for Resilience class focus on helping the children, it addresses these situations as well. The Co-parenting for Resilience program uses a combination of lecture, discussion, video, exercises, and example/role-playing to help parents discover new ways to help their children adjust to the divorce. The program lasts between 3-4 hours and addresses the following topics: The divorce process, the emotions and experiences of each person. How the parent-child relationship changes following divorce. How children experience divorce, the effects of stress on children, and what they need to be successful. How to talk to children about divorce. Developing a co-parenting plan. How to manage conflict with a co-parent Using mediation to resolve disputes. Financial obligations of child rearing. Helping children adjust to parent separation as well as transitioning between homes. Helping both parents stay involved in their children’s lives. Family violence and other red flags. Reconciliation as an option for some. We know that you want the best for your children and look forward to working with you to accomplish this goal


 

We no longer have a FCS educator to offer the Co-parenting classes.  Please call Heather Winn; Cherokee County FCS Educator at 918-456-6163 to schedule a class.

Please visit coparenting.okstate.edu for registration form and survey.

 

 

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