Co-parenting class offered for divorced parents

Donna RobbinsSpecial to the J-C

Osage County Extension is offering its Co-Parenting for Resilience class for divorcing parents with minor children.

The class will be from 1-4 p.m. June 8 at the Osage County Interlocal Cooperative in Hominy. The cost to attend is $30. If unable to attend, classes will also be held July 15 and Aug. 10.

Parents who attend the class will gain a better idea of how their children are dealing with the divorce. They also will learn strategies and skills to help them work with their co-parent for the well being of their children.

“Divorce is life-changing for everyone in the family, including the children, and how the parents handle the divorce can make the experience better or worse for them,” said Donna Robbins, Osage Family and Consumer Science Educator.

According to Oklahoma House Bill 2249, parents with children 18 or younger are required to attend a co-parenting class that relates to the impact of divorce on children.

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s Co-Parenting for Resilience has been taught for more than 20 years, meets all the requirements of the new state law and has a long, strong track record of effectiveness.

Developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers at OSU, the class uses a combination of lecture, discussion, video and interactive activities to help parents figure out the best ways to help their children adjust to the divorce.

To register or for more information, contact Robbins at the Osage County Extension office at 918-287-4170, 628 Kihekah.