Parenting Education Classes

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.

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 attend in a classroom setting, either in-person or remote (identified below as “Classroom”) or take through an online self-paced course (identified below as “Online”). Basic Level courses include information on the developmental stages of children, adjustment of a child to parental separation, the litigation and court process, alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, stress reduction, guidelines for parenting time, visitation, or other access provisions for safety and transition plans, and information about parents and children affected by child abuse or neglect, domestic intimate partner abuse, and unresolved parental conflict. 

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”) subsequent to the completion of the basic level course when screening or a factual determination of child abuse or neglect, domestic intimate partner abuse, or unresolved parental conflict has been identified. Second level parenting education courses are only provided by Nebraska educators, and attendance with instructor is required. Second-level courses can be provided as a remote classroom (synchronous format) wherewas the trainer and the participant(s) are online at the same time allowing them to interact. ODR has not approved self-paced, online 2nd level courses. Second level courses include information about the development of provisions for safety and transition plans, the potentially harmful impact of domestic intimate partner abuse and unresolved parental conflict on the child, use of effective communication techniques and protocols, resource and referral information for victim and perpetrator services, batterer intervention programs, and referrals for mental health services, substance abuse services and other community resources. 

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. It is the parent’s responsibility to determine which class is needed/court ordered.

"Classroom" and "Online": Under the "Classroom" tab for the Basic and/or 2nd Level Parenting Education Course, it is noted if the provider is offering the course in-person an/or as a remote classroom. A remote classroom uses an online meeting services, such as Zoom, allowing for a similar experience as the in-person class. Please note that the remote classroom is not a self-paced course. The Basic Parenting Education is also offered as a self-paced course. Providers offering self-paced courses are listed  under the "Online" tab.

If you have questions regarding any of these classes, contact the individual agency/organization directly (phone, email, or web link).

Every Parenting Education provider is required to provide participants with written proof of completion at no additional cost.

In addition to the provider's certificate, parents will need to provide the court with the Nebraska State Court Form DC6:5.5 titled "Certificate of Completion of Parenting Education Course." The form is available in English and Spanish.

Please contact the Office of Dispute Resolution (402-471-2766 or nsc.odr@nebraska.gov) if you have any problems, including receiving your certificate of completion or not getting a response from a provider.

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Classroom
Classroom
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address Phone Email Approved Educator(s)
Above It All Mediation & Nebraska Parenting Classes (In person & remote classroom) 2nd, Basic English
11515 Bauman Circle
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 905-1366 Email David Christopher Holcomb
C.O.P.E. (In person & remote classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
205 Galvin Road N #6
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 880-5812 Email Marcia Gorham
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Central Mediation Center (In person & remote classroom) - Contact for in person locations Basic English, Spanish
412 W. 48th Street Suite 22
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692
(800) 203-3452
Email Anne Buettner
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Central Mediation Center (In person & remote classroom) - Contact for in person locations 2nd English, Spanish
412 W. 48th Street Suite 22
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692
(800) 203-3452
Email Anne Buettner
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
1206 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE 68025
(402) 727-2775 Email Lisa Poppe
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
3180 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(855) 308-8037 Email Lynn DeVries
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
444 Cherrycreek Road
Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68528
(855) 308-8037 Email Carrie Gottschalk
Linda Reddish
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE 69001
(308) 345-3390 Email Tasha Wulf
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
1305 South 13th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 370-4040 Email Lee Sherry
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive, Suite 5
Papillion, NE 68406
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE- Extension (In person & remote classroom) Basic English, Spanish
2975 South Baltimore Avenue
Hastings, NE 68901
(402) 461-7209 Email Lynn DeVries
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services (In person & remote classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
Hall of Justice, 1st Floor
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7169 Email, Email David Hubbard
Rosa Rosas Soto
Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Esperanza Family Services (In person & Remote Classroom) 2nd, Basic Spanish
PO Box 6663
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-904-2235 Email Maria Elena Villasante Arce
Imagine Counseling Services (In person & remote classroom) Basic English
11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 934-8976 Email Elizabeth Boyer
Kimberly Brown
Mediation West (In person & remote classroom) 2nd, Basic English
P.O. Box 427
615 South Beltline Hwy. West
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 635-2002 Email Mark Anderson
Sarah Bartlett
Susan Martinez
Heather Gill
Samantha Gilkerson
Kathy Gabrielle-Madelung
Charles Lieske
Kandi Weinbender
Miranda Consulting (In person & remote classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3612
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 812-4915
(402) 630-6201
Email Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Rosa Soto
Nebraska Co-Parenting (Remote classroom only) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
(866) 778-3349 Email Paul Maione
Nebraska Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos (Clases de Divorcio/Separacíon) – Español Universidad de Nebraska - Extension Basic Spanish
501 Olsen Dr. #5
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Southeast Community College (Remote classroom only) 2nd English
301 South 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-2712 Email Dr. Rose Suggett
Lauren Bush
Katherine Zupancic
The Mediation Center (In person only) 2nd, Basic English
610 "J" Street
Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-5740 Email, Email Laura Edmonds
Casey Karges
Clare Nelson
Sheila Hubbard
Sovida Tran
The Resolution Center (In Person) Basic English
120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061
(800) 837-7826
Email Beth Mares
Mary Ann Partin
Sharon Schmidt
Online
Online
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address Phone Email Approved Educator(s)
AJ Novick Group Basic English, Spanish
333 Third Street
Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-2694 Email Dr. Ari Novick
BayBrooke Center Basic English
4995 49th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-827-7890 Email Ronda Miller
C.O.P.E. Basic English, Spanish
205 Galvin Road N #6
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 880-5812 Email Marcia Gorham
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Center for Divorce Education Basic English, Spanish
92 Van Ness Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520
(740) 594-2526 Email Donald Gordon
Certevia Parenting and Divorce Basic English, Spanish
PO Box 51424
Fort Myers, FL 33994
800-767-8193 Email Denise Baier
Kathleen Adler
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids - UNL Extension Online Basic English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive, #5
Papillion, NE 68406
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Lisa Poppe
Lynn DeVries
Carrie Gottschalk
Tasha Wulf
Lee Sherry
Kezia Huseman
eLearning Systems (Course for Parents) Basic English
821 Herndon Avenue
#140601
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 906-6254 Email Shera Poutree
IRIS Educational Media / Trifoia Basic English, Spanish
1203 Willamette Street
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
(877) 343-4747 Email Laura Backen-Jones
Nebraska Co-Parenting Basic English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
(866) 778-3349 Email Paul Maione
Nebraska Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos (Clases de Divorcio/Separacíon) – Español Universidad de Nebraska - Extension Basic Spanish
501 Olsen Dr. #5
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Online Parenting Programs Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3804
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(866) 504-2883 Email Dr. Judith Myers-Walls
Parenting Choice Inc. Basic English, Spanish
13106 SW 91 Court
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 989-8118 Email Robyn Soldevilla
Southeast Community College Continuing Education Basic
301 S 68th St Pl
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-437-2712 Email Dr. Rose Suggest
Lauren Bush
Katherine Zupancic