Co-Parenting for Resilience: Overcoming the Challenges of Divorce

Divorce is a life-changing process:

  • How parents handle the divorce can make it better or worse for their children.
  • Many children have a very difficult time adjusting to their parents' divorce.
  • This can lead to depression, anxiety, academic failure, delinquency, drug use, teen pregnancy, and other negative outcomes. Children may also fear the loss of one or both of their parents and have a hard time switching between their parents’ homes.

Court Mandate:

  • Why: Because divorce can cause numerous problems for children, many Oklahoma judges are requiring divorcing parents to attend a co-parenting workshop before their divorce will be granted.
  • Where: The Co-Parenting for Resilience class is currently being offered by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service in many counties across Oklahoma with sessions available monthly at most locations. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate to present to their judge.

Co-Parenting for Resilience is a 3 to 4 hour workshop designed to help parents:

  • Learn how to keep their children out of the middle of their divorce;
  • Recognize problems that their children may experience; and
  • Discover ways to change their own behaviors to help children adjust and overcome the challenges of divorce. 

To learn more about the Co-Parenting for Resilience class click HERE.

Registering to attend the Co-Parenting for Resilience class
You should register for your class at least three business days prior to the start date. This will help guarantee your seat in the class and allow time for the county office to make up your certificate. Many counties limit class enrollment.

To register for the Co-Parenting for Resilience class you need to do four things:

  1. Choose the class you wish to attend by going to the Co-parenting Calendar. Note how much the fee is (each county establishes the fee for their county) and where the class is being offered – this may or may not be at the county office.
  2. Print and fill out the registration form.
  3. Prior to the class, you need to complete a survey online. After you finish the survey, you will be directed to a survey verification form. Print the survey verification form.
  4. Put the survey verification form, the completed registration form, and a check or money order for the fee in an envelope and return it to your County Extension office. Once the county office receives your forms they will register you for the next available class. You may Click here to find the mailing address for the county office – Note: this may be different from the location where the class will be taught.