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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.
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Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address (by city)sort descending E-Mail Website Approved Educators
Nebraska Extension - ALLIANCE - University of Nebraska (Box Butte County) Basic, Online English 415 Black Hills Avenue
Alliance, NE 69301
308-762-5616, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Cecilea Meyer
Jackie Guzman
Sue Pearman
The Resolution Center – Beatrice Basic English 120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
Beth Mares
Sharon Schmidt
The Resolution Center - Nebraska City Basic English 120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
Beth Mares
Sharon Schmidt
The Resolution Center - Tecumseh Basic English 120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
Beth Mares
Sharon Schmidt
Great Plains Counseling Center Basic English 205 Galvin Road N.
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 292-7712
E-mail None Sherry Hubbard
Vicki Holoubeck
Nina Wilson
C.O.P.E. 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
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
Nebraska Extension - BROKEN BOW - University of Nebraska (Central Plains Center for Services) Basic, Online, 2nd English 908 S. East Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6176, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Michele Taylor
Nancy Ferguson
Nebraska Extension - NORFOLK - University of Nebraska (Knox County) Basic, Online English, Spanish P.O. Box 45
Center, NE 68724
(402) 288-5611, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Ruth Vanderohe
LaDonna Werth
Nebraska Extension - COLUMBUS - University of Nebraska (Platte County) Basic, Online English, Spanish 2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 563-4901, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Gail Brand
Lisa Poppe
Lee Sherry
Wholeness Healing Center Basic, 2nd English 2608 Old Fair Road
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-5297
E-mail None Michele Taylor
Nebraska Extension - GRAND ISLAND - University of Nebraska (Hall County) Basic, Online English, Spanish 3180 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5088, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Cindy Strasheim
Jeanette Friesen
Deb Iwan
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English 3532 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-381-7487
E-mail None Carrie Sheldon
Above It All Mediation & Nebraska Parenting Classes (David Christopher Holcomb) Basic, 2nd English 201 Cort Plaza


Gretna, NE 68028
(402) 905-1366
E-mail Website David Christopher Holcomb
Central Mediation Center - Kearney Basic, Online, 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
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Heidi Meerkatz-Schutze
Central Mediation Center – North Platte Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 204 East 25th Street, Suite 5
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692, (800) 203-3452
E-mail Website Anne Buettner
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Center for Psychological Services Basic English 4111 4th Avenue, Suite #32
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 234-6029
E-mail Website Jesica Vickers
Sheri Blaha
Kathy White
John Dutton
Kelsey Borden
Central Mediation Center - Grand Island Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 204 East 25th Street, Suite 5
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692, (800) 203-3452
E-mail Website Anne Buettner
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Nebraska Extension – ONLINE STATEWIDE - University of Nebraska Basic, Online English Online
Lincoln, NE 68528
855-308-8037
E-mail Website Gail Brand
Jeanette Friesen
Deb Iwan
Amy Johnson
Cecilea Meyer
Lisa Poppe
Cindy Strasheim
Ruth Vonderohe
Stepping Stones for Families Basic English 4600 Valley Road, Room 223
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 488-6511
E-mail None Rose Suggett, Ph.D.
The Mediation Center Basic, 2nd English 610 "J" Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-5740
E-mail Website David Hubbard
Casey Karges
Clar Nelson
Nebraska Extension - LINCOLN - University of Nebraska (Lancaster County) Basic, Online English, Spanish 444 Cherrycreek Road
Lincoln, NE 68528
(402) 441-7180, 855-308-8037
E-mail Website Jaci Foged
El Centro de las Americas Basic English, Spanish 210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 507-9787
E-mail None Maria Elena Villasante
Southeast Community College Basic, Online, 2nd English 301 South 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-2712
E-mail Website Dr. Rose Suggett
Nicole Trevena Flores
Kristal Flaming
Nebraska Extension - NORTH PLATTE - University of Nebraska (Alabaster Counseling) Basic, Online English, Spanish 1305 South Willow Street
North Platte, NE 69101
302-532-0083
E-mail Website Vicki Lawton
Janeen Miller
Cornerstone Counseling Basic English 108 East 2nd Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-9271
E-mail None Nan Hynes
Concord Mediation Center Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 4225 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 345-1131
E-mail Website Christine Lustgarten
Cindy Tierney
John Fairlie
Miranda Consulting Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish P.O. Box 3612
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 812-4915, (402) 630-6201
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
Imagine Counseling Services Basic English 11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 934-8976
E-mail None Elizabeth Boyer
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services Basic, 2nd English 1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7169
E-mail Website David Hubbard
Child Saving Institute Basic English 4545 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 553-6000
E-mail Website Joanna Halbur
Machaela Hackendahl
Jamie Weis
Shaul Mediation and Family Services Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 120 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 301-6729
E-mail Website James Shaul
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Pamela Bennett
Kelley Nelson
Mediation West Basic English, Spanish P.O. Box 427
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 635-2002, (800) 967-2115
E-mail Website Mark Anderson
Sarah Bartlett
Susan Martinez
Mike McCafferty