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-person (identified below as “Basic”) or take through an online computer-based 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 in-person attendance is required. ODR has not approved 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 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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In-State
In-State
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address Phone Email Approved Educator(s)
The Resolution Center - Beatrice Basic English
120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061
(800) 837-7826
Email Kelly Riley
Mary Ann Partin
Sharon Schmidt
The Resolution Center - Nebraska City Basic English
120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061
(800) 837-7826
Email Kelly Riley
Mary Ann Partin
Sharon Schmidt
The Resolution Center - Tecumseh Basic English
120 South 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
(402) 223-6061
(800) 837-7826
Email Kelly Riley
Mary Ann Partin
Sharon Schmidt
C.O.P.E. 2nd, Basic, Online English, Spanish
205 Galvin Road N #6
Bellevue, NE 68005
(402) 880-5812 Email 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 Email Jessica McCaslin
Family Resources of Greater Nebraska Basic English
3532 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 381-7487
(308) 219-0854
Email, Email Carrie Sheldon
Wholeness Healing Center 2nd, Basic English
2608 Old Fair Road
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-5297 Email Michele Taylor
Jody Johnson
Lanae Hall
Central Mediation Center - Grand Island 2nd, Basic, Online 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 - Kearney 2nd, Basic, Online 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 - North Platte 2nd, Basic, Online English, Spanish
412 W. 48th Street Suite 22
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4692
(800) 203-3452
Email Anne Buettner
Paty Reyes-Covalt
Esperanza Family Services Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 6663
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 904-2235 Email Maria Elena Villasante
Nebraska Crianza Compartida para el Éxito de los Hijos (Clases de Divorcio/Separacíon) – Español Universidad de Nebraska - Extension Online Spanish
En todo el estado
(Statewide)
Lincoln, NE 68528
(855) 308-8037 Email Linda Reddish
Gail Brand
Jeanette Friesen
Deb Iwan
Carrie Gottschalk
Lynn DeVries
Lisa Poppe
Tasha Wulf
Southeast Community College 2nd, Basic, Online English
301 South 68th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-2712 Email Dr. Rose Suggett
Lauren Bush
Katherine Zupancic
The Mediation Center 2nd, Basic English
610 "J" Street
Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-5740 Email, Email Laura Edmonds
Casey Karges
Clar Nelson
Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska (Red Willow County) Basic, Online English, Spanish
1400 West 5th Street
McCook, NE 69001
(308) 345-3390 Email Linda Reddish
Lynn DeVries
Jaclynn Foged
Tasha Wulf
Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska (Madison County) Basic English, Spanish
1305 South 13th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 370-4040 Email Lee Sherry
Cornerstone Counseling Basic English
108 East 2nd Street
North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 534-9271 Email Nan Hynes
Above It All Mediation & Nebraska Parenting Classes (David Christopher Holcomb) 2nd, Basic, Online English
15348 Orchard Avenue
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 905-1366 Email David Christopher Holcomb
Capstone Behavioral Health P.C. Basic English
1941 South 42nd Street Suite 328
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 614-8444 Email Mary Garcia
Concord Mediation Center 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
4225 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 345-1131 Email Christine Lustgarten
John Fairlie
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services 2nd, Basic English
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7169 Email David Hubbard
Rosa Rosas Soto
Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Imagine Counseling Services Basic English
11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
(402) 934-8976 Email Elizabeth Boyer
Kimberly Brown
Miranda Consulting 2nd, Basic, Online English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3612
Omaha, NE 68103
(402) 812-4915
(402) 630-6201
Email Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Rosa Soto
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska Extension Basic, Online English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive, Suite 5
Papillion, NE 68046
(855) 308-8037 Email Linda Reddish
Gail Brand
Jeanette Friesen
Deb Iwan
Lisa Poppe
Tasha Wulf
Lynn DeVries
Carrie Gottschalk
Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska (Douglas County) Basic, Online English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive, Suite 5
Papillion, NE 68406
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Gail Brand
Deb Iwan
Jeanette Friesen
Carrie Gottschalk
Lynn DeVries
Lisa Poppe
Tasha Wulf
Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska (Hall County) Basic, Online English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive
Papillion, NE 68046
(855) 308-8037 Email Linda Reddish
Gail Brand
Jeanette Friesen
Deb Iwan
Carrie Gottschalk
Lynn DeVries
Lisa Poppe
Tasha Wulf
Nebraska Extension - University of Nebraska (Sarpy County) Basic, Online English, Spanish
501 Olson Drive, Suite 5
Papillion, NE 68406
(402) 444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Gail Brand
Deb Iwan
Jeanette Friesen
Carrie Gottschalk
Lynn DeVries
Lisa Poppe
Tasha Wulf
Shaul Mediation and Family Services 2nd, Basic, Online English, Spanish
120 North Washington Street
Papillion, NE 68164
(531) 301-7595 Email James Shaul
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Mediation West 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 427
615 South Beltline Hwy. West
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
(308) 635-2002
(800) 967-2115
Email Mark Anderson
Sarah Bartlett
Susan Martinez
Heather Gill
Samantha Gilkerson
Kathy Gabrielle-Madelung
Charles Lieske
Out-of-State
Out-of-State
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address Phone Email Approved Educator(s)
AJ Novick Group Online English, Spanish
333 Third Street
Suite 4
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-2694 Email Dr. Ari Novick
Online Parenting Programs Online English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3804
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(866) 504-2883 Email Dr. Judith Myers-Walls
Parenting Choice Inc. Online English, Spanish
13106 SW 91 Court
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 989-8118 Email Robyn Soldevilla
eLearning Systems (Course for Parents) Online English
821 Herndon Avenue
#140601
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 906-6254 Email Shera Poutree
Nebraska Co-Parenting (1) Online English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
(866) 778-3349 Email Paul Maione
Nebraska Co-Parenting (2) Online English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
(866) 778-3349 Email Paul Maione
Baybrooke Center Online English, Spanish
4995 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
(727) 827-7890 Email Ronda Miller
Center for Divorce Education Online English, Spanish
92 Van Ness Avenue
Ashland, OR 97520
(740) 594-2526 Email Donald Gordon
IRIS Educational Media / Trifoia Online English, Spanish
1203 Willamette Street
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
(877) 343-4747 Email Laura Backen-Jones
Put Your Kids First Online English, Spanish
3275 Live Oak Road
Cuero, TX 77954
(361) 275-8057
(888) 474-5437
Email Sherry Chambliss
Putting Kids First Online English, Spanish
P.O. Box 1265
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456
(903) 575-9241
(888) 777-2298
Email Sherry Chambliss