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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 Class Type Language Address (by city)sort descending E-Mail Website Approved Educators
UNL Extension – Rock County Basic, Online English 148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-2213
E-mail Website Patricia Jones
UNL Extension – Keya Paha County Basic, Online English 148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-2213
E-mail Website Patricia Jones
UNL Extension – Brown County Basic, Online English 148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402) 387-2213
E-mail Website Patricia Jones
UNL Extension – Box Butte County Basic, Online English 415 Black Hills Avenue
Alliance, NE 69301
(308) 762-5616
E-mail Website Jackie Guzman
Sue Pearman
The Resolution Center - Tecumseh Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
The Resolution Center – Beatrice Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
The Resolution Center - Nebraska City Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
C.O.P.E. - Bellevue Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 1508 J.F. Kennedy Drive
Suite 205-1
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 880-5812
E-mail Website Marcia Gorham
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
C.O.P.E. – Plattsmouth Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 1508 J.F. Kennedy Drive
Suite 205-1
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 880-5812
E-mail Website Marcia Gorham
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Great Plains Counseling Center Basic English 205 Galvin Road N.
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 292-7712
E-mail None Sherry Hubbard
Vicki Holoubeck
Christina Broekemeier
Famly Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English 255 South 10th Avenue, Suite 101
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6160
E-mail None Jessica McCaslin
Central Plains Center for Services Basic, 2nd English 908 South E Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6176
E-mail Website Michele Taylor
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English 255 South 10th Avenue, Suite 101
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6160
E-mail None Jessica McCaslin
UNL Extension – Knox County Basic, Online English, Spanish 308 Bridge Street
Center, NE 68724
(402) 288-5611
E-mail Website Ruth Vonderohe
LaDonna Werth
UNL Extension – Platte County Basic, Online English, Spanish 2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 563-4901
E-mail Website Gail Brand
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English 3532 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-381-7487
E-mail None Carrie Sheldon
Dave Hoyt
UNL Extension – Hall County Basic, Online English, Spanish 3180 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5088
E-mail Website Cindy Strasheim
UNL Extension – Phelps County Basic, Online English 1308 Second Street
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4222
E-mail Website Leslie Crandall
Linda Dannehl
Central Mediation Center - Kearney Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 204 East 25th Street, Suite 5, P.O. Box 838
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692, (800) 203-3452
E-mail Website Anne Buettner
Carol Dart
Lynne Favinger
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Heidi MeerKatz-Schuetze
UNL Extension – Buffalo County Basic, Online English 1400 East 34th Street

Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 708-1308
E-mail Website Deb Iwan
Central Mediation Center – North Platte Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 204 East 25th Street, Suite 5, P.O. Box 838
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692, (800) 203-3452
E-mail Website Anne Buettner
Carol Dart
Lynne Favinger
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Heidi MeerKatz-Schuetze
Center for Psychological Services Basic English 4111 4th Avenue, Suite 32
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 234-6029
E-mail Website Jesica Vickers
Sheri Blaha
Kathy White
John Dutton
Central Mediation Center - Grand Island Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 204 East 25th Street, Suite 5, P.O. Box 838
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692, (800) 203-3452
E-mail Website Anne Buettner
Carol Dart
Lynne Favinger
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Heidi MeerKatz-Schuetze
Dr. Michael Burke & Associates Basic English 3720 Avenue A, Suite E
Kearney, NE 68847
308-234-5644
E-mail None Roz Sheldon
The Mediation Center Basic, 2nd English 610 "J" Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-5740
E-mail Website David Hubbard
Casey Karges
Romney Olson
James Brown
Linda Peck
Penny Berger
Clar Nelson
UNL Extension – Lancaster County Basic, Online English 444 Cherrycreek Road
Lincoln, NE 68528
(402) 441-7180
E-mail Website Maureen Burson
Southeast Community College Basic, Online, 2nd English 301 South 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-2712
E-mail Website Dr. Rose Suggett
Nicole L. Trevena
Stepping Stones for Families Basic English 4600 Valley Road
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 488-6511
E-mail None Rose Suggett, Ph.D.
Lutheran Family Services Basic English, Spanish 2900 "O" Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 435-2910
E-mail None Birgit Schlechte
Mary Gieseke
Maria Elena Villasante
Sarah Smith
Cornerstone Counseling Basic English 108 East 2nd Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-0142
E-mail None Nan Hynes
Karen Mueller
Miranda Consulting Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 3923 North 63rd Street
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 812-4915
E-mail Website Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Rosa Soto
Capstone Behavioral Health, P.C. Basic English 1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 328
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 614-8444
E-mail Website Mary Garcia
Child Saving Institute Basic English 4545 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 553-6000
E-mail Website Joanna Halbur
Machaela Hackendahl
Pamela Mueggenberg
Melissa Christensen
Tammy Scott
Joe Nelson
Above It All Mediation (David Christopher Holcomb) Basic, 2nd English ROYALWOOD ON THE GREEN
12608 ELM PLAZA, CORPORATE APARTMENT #25



Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 905-1366
E-mail Website David Christopher Holcomb
Imagine Counseling Services Basic English 11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 934-8976
E-mail None Elizabeth Boyer
Kari Peters
Kim Brown
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-3321
E-mail Website David Hubbard
Lorin Galvin
Arturo Miranda
Concord Mediation Center Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 4225 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 345-1131
E-mail Website Lowell Hennings
Christine Lustgarten
Cindy Tierney
Assurance Mediation Basic, 2nd English 1414 South 173rd Street
Omaha, NE 68130
(402) 706-8870
E-mail None Stephanie Gale
Shaul Mediation Services Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 120 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 933-5300
E-mail Website James Shaul
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Mediation West Basic English, Spanish P.O. Box 427
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 635-2002, (800) 967-2115
E-mail None Mark Anderson
Sarah Bartlett
Mike McCafferty
Susan Martinez
Jan Johnson
UNL Extension – Seward County Basic, Online English 216 South 9th Street
Seward, NE 68434
(402) 643-2981
E-mail Website Gail Brand
UNL Extension – Cherry County Basic, Online English 365 North Main, Suite 3
Valentine, NE 69201
(402) 387-2213
E-mail Website Pat Jones
Out-of-State
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address (by city)sort descending E-Mail Website Approved Educators
Center for Divorce Education Online English, Spanish 1005 East State Street, Suite G
Athens, OH 45701
(541) 201-7680, (541) 778-6106
E-mail Website Donald Gordon
Online Parenting Programs / Extended Learning Center Online English, Spanish 204 West Spear Street, #3149
Carson City, NV 89703
(866) 504-2883
E-mail Website Bill Eddy
Put Your Kids First (Kids First Online Course) Online English, Spanish 3275 Live Oak Road
Cuero, TX 77954
361-275-8057, 888-474-5437
E-mail Website Sherry Chambliss
IRIS Educational Media Online English, Spanish 258 East 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
541-343-4747
E-mail Website Laura Backen Jones
AJ Novick Group Online English, Spanish 333 Third Street, Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-2694
E-mail Website Dr. Ari Novick
Putting Kids First Online English, Spanish P.O. Box 1265
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456
(903) 575-9241
E-mail Website Sherry Chambliss
In-State
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address (by city)sort descending E-Mail Website Approved Educators
Creek Counseling (UNL Extension) Basic English 1305 South Willow
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-0083
E-mail None Kalana Creek