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Co-parenting education

Learn how to support your children through the divorce process and work together effectively as co-parents.

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Many children today experience parental divorce or have parents who never married and live apart. Divorcing and never-married parents face unique challenges in parenting their children while living apart. Conflict between parents, whether they live together or apart, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purposes of the Focus on Kids program is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children through the divorce/separation process, and to help parents who are living apart develop ways to effectively work together as co-parents.

In some areas, the Focus on Kids program satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing and creating or modifying a custody order to complete an educational parenting program. It is conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts. It is important to check with the court in the county in which your case is filed to see if Focus on Kids is an option for you. See the Focus on Kids events listing to find a class in your area.

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