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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.
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address (by city)sort descending E-Mail Website Approved Educators
The Resolution Center – Beatrice Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
The Resolution Center - Nebraska City Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
The Resolution Center - Tecumseh Basic, 2nd English 2205 North 6th Street, Suite 11
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061, (800) 837-7826
E-mail Website Laura Edmonds
Mary Ann Partin
C.O.P.E. – Plattsmouth 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
Great Plains Counseling Center Basic English 205 Galvin Road N.
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 292-7712
E-mail None Sherry Hubbard
Vicki Holoubeck
C.O.P.E. - Bellevue 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
Central Plains Center for Services Basic, 2nd English 908 South E Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 872-6176
E-mail Website Michele Taylor
Nancy Ferguson
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
UNL Extension – Knox County Basic, Online English, Spanish 308 Bridge Street
Center, NE 68724
(402) 288-5611
E-mail Website Ruth Vonderohe
LaDonna Werth
UNL Extension - Platte County Basic, Online English, Spanish 2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 563-4901
E-mail Website Gail Brand
Lisa Poppe
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English 3532 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-381-7487
E-mail None Carrie Sheldon
Dave Hoyt
UNL Extension – Hall County Basic, Online English 3180 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5088
E-mail Website Cindy Strasheim
Jeanette Friesen
UNL Extension - Gosper County Basic English 1308 2nd Street
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4222
E-mail Website Linda Dannehl
UNL Extension – Phelps County Basic, Online English 1308 Second Street
Holdrege, NE 68949
(308) 995-4222
E-mail Website Leslie Crandall
Linda Dannehl
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 P.O. Box 2583
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 234-6029
E-mail Website Jesica Vickers
Sheri Blaha
Kathy White
John Dutton
UNL Extension – Buffalo County Basic, Online English 1400 East 34th Street

Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 708-1308, (308) 236-1235
E-mail Website Deb Iwan
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
Dr. Michael Burke & Associates Basic English 3720 Avenue A, Suite E
Kearney, NE 68847
308-234-5644
E-mail None Roz Sheldon
Central Mediation Center - Kearney 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
El Centro de las Americas Basic English, Spanish 210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 840-0597
E-mail None Maria Elena Villasante
Stepping Stones for Families Basic English 4600 Valley Road, Room 228
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
Romney Olson
Penny Berger
Clar Nelson
UNL Extension – Lancaster County Basic, Online English 444 Cherrycreek Road
Lincoln, NE 68528
(402) 441-7180
E-mail Website Maureen Burson
Southeast Community College Basic, Online, 2nd English 301 South 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-2712
E-mail Website Dr. Rose Suggett
Nicole L. Trevena
Kristal Flaming
UNL Extension – Hooker County Basic English 303 N.W. 1st Street
Mullen, NE 69152
(308) 645-2267
E-mail Website Sue Pearman
Creek Counseling (UNL Extension) Basic English 1305 South Willow Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 532-0083
E-mail None Vicki Lawton
Cornerstone Counseling Basic English 108 East 2nd Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-0142
E-mail None Nan Hynes
Karen Mueller
Capstone Behavioral Health, P.C. Basic English 1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 328
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 614-8444
E-mail Website Mary Garcia
Miranda Consulting Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 3923 North 63rd Street
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 812-4915
E-mail Website Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Rosa Soto
Child Saving Institute Basic English 4545 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 553-6000
E-mail Website Joanna Halbur
Machaela Hackendahl
Stefanie Carlstedt
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-3321
E-mail Website David Hubbard
Lorin Galvin
Arturo Miranda
Concord Mediation Center Basic, 2nd English, Spanish 4225 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 345-1131
E-mail Website Lowell Hennings
Christine Lustgarten
Cindy Tierney
Imagine Counseling Services Basic English 11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 934-8976
E-mail None Elizabeth Boyer
Kari Peters
Above It All Mediation & Nebraska Parenting Classes (David Christopher Holcomb) Basic, 2nd English 12608 Elm Plaza, #25



Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 905-1366, (402) 253-3085
E-mail Website David Christopher Holcomb
Shaul Mediation Services Basic, Online, 2nd English, Spanish 120 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68046
(402) 933-5300
E-mail Website James Shaul
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
UNL Extension – Scotts Bluff County Basic English 4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
(402) 622-1480
E-mail Website Jackie Gusman
Mediation West Basic English, Spanish P.O. Box 427
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 635-2002, (800) 967-2115
E-mail None Mark Anderson
Sarah Bartlett
Susan Martinez
Jan Johnson
UNL Extension – Seward County Basic, Online English 123 South 9th Street
Seward, NE 68434
(402) 643-2981
E-mail Website Jaci Foged
UNL Extension – Thomas County Basic English 503 Main Street
Thedford, NE 69166
(402) 645-2267
E-mail Website Sue Pearman
UNL Extension – Parenting Education Classes - Trenton, Nebraska Basic, Online English P.O. Box 248
Trenton, NE 69044
800-237-5564
E-mail Website Nancy Frecks