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Parenting Education Classes

The Parenting Education Classes provide information and practical tips to help parents with the impact of divorce or separation on children, and provides information about mediation, parenting plans, and the legal process.

The Parenting Education Providers are those approved by the Supreme Court Office of Dispute Resolution, on behalf of the State Court Administrator, to educate parties about the impact of separation and divorce on children.

These courses include information on the developmental stages of children, adjustment of a child to a parental separation, the litigation and court process, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, stress reduction, guidelines for parenting time, provisions for safety and transition plans, and information about parents and children affected by abuse and unresolved parental conflict.

BASIC PARENTING EDUCATION: Each parent is required, under the Parenting Act, to attend a basic level parenting education course. Basic Level courses are offered for parents to either attend in-person (identified below as “Basic”) or take through an online computer-based course.(identified below as “Online”).

SECOND (2ND) LEVEL PARENTING EDUCATION: A court may also order some parents to attend a second (2nd) level parenting education course (identified below as “2nd”). Second level parenting education courses are only provided by Nebraska educators, and in-person attendance is required. ODR has not approved online 2nd level courses.

Please note that each of the providers/agencies charge their own fees and fees may vary. Some of the providers offer both a first (basic) level parenting course and a second-level parenting course and it is the parent’s responsibility to determine which class is needed/court ordered.

If you have questions regarding any of these classes, contact the individual Agency/Organization through their website or email link.
Agency / Organization Website
Above It All Mediation (David Christopher Holcomb) Website
AJ Novick Group Website
Assurance Mediation None
C.O.P.E. - Bellevue Website
C.O.P.E. – Plattsmouth Website
Capstone Behavioral Health, P.C. Website
Center for Divorce Education Website
Center for Psychological Services Website
Central Mediation Center - Grand Island Website
Central Mediation Center - Kearney Website
Central Mediation Center – North Platte Website
Central Plains Center for Services Website
Child Saving Institute Website
Concord Mediation Center Website
Cornerstone Counseling None
Creek Counseling (UNL Extension) None
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services Website
Dr. Michael Burke & Associates None
El Centro de las Americas None
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska None
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska None
Famly Resources of Greater Nebraska None
Great Plains Counseling Center None
Imagine Counseling Services None
IRIS Educational Media Website
Lutheran Family Services None
Mediation West None
Miranda Consulting Website
Online Parenting Programs / Extended Learning Center Website
Put Your Kids First (Kids First Online Course) Website
Putting Kids First Website
Shaul Mediation Services Website
Southeast Community College Website
Stepping Stones for Families None
The Mediation Center Website
The Resolution Center - Nebraska City Website
The Resolution Center - Tecumseh Website
The Resolution Center – Beatrice Website
UNL Extension – Box Butte County Website
UNL Extension – Brown County Website
UNL Extension – Buffalo County Website
UNL Extension – Cherry County Website
UNL Extension – Hall County Website
UNL Extension – Keya Paha County Website
UNL Extension – Knox County Website
UNL Extension – Lancaster County Website
UNL Extension – Phelps County Website
UNL Extension – Platte County Website
UNL Extension – Rock County Website
UNL Extension – Seward County Website