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 courses can be provided as a remote classroom (synchronous format) where 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 (402-419-9650 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 & virtual classroom) 2nd, Basic English
11515 Bauman Circle
Omaha, NE 68164
402-905-1366 Email David Christopher Holcomb
Boys Town (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English
14100 Crawfod Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
531-355.3028 Email Bridget Barnes
Sonya Fittje
Linda Schumann
C.O.P.E. (In person & virtual classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
505 Cornhusker Rd Suite 105 #315
Bellevue, NE 68005
402-880-5812 Email Marcia Gorham
Beth Benjamin-Alvarado
Central Mediation Center (In person only) - Contact for locations 2nd, Basic 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 & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Dawes County Extension
250 Main Street Suite 8
Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-3373 Email Erin Kampbell
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Dodge County Extension
1206 W 23rd Street
Fremont, NE 68025
402-727-2775 Email Lisa Poppe
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Hall County Extension
3180 West Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68801
855-308-8037 Email Lynn DeVries
Jeanette Friesen
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
512 N 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
402-472-6578 Email Holly Hatton-Bowers
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE - Extension (In Person & Virtual Classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension
8015 W Center Road
Omaha, NE 68154
402-444-4237 Email Linda Reddish
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE- Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Adams County Extension
2975 S Baltimore Ave
Hastings, NE 68901
402-461-7209 Email Lynn DeVries
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE- Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Red Willow County Extension
1400 W 5th Street, Ste 2
McCook, NE 69001-2593
308-345-3390 Email Tasha Wulf
Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, University of NE- Extension (In person & virtual classroom) Basic English, Spanish
Seward County Extension
322 S 14th
Seward, NE 68434
402-643-2981 Email Kara Kohel
Douglas County District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services (In person & virtual classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
Hall of Justice, #155
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
402-444-1942 Email David Hubbard
Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Timothy Braden
Esperanza Family Services (In person & virtual Classroom) 2nd, Basic Spanish
PO Box 6663
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-904-2235 Email Maria Elena Villasante
Imagine Counseling Services (In person only) Basic English
11319 P Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402-934-8976 Email Elizabeth A. Boyer
Mediation West (In person & virtual classroom) 2nd, Basic English
615 South Beltline Hwy. West
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
308-635-2002 Email Mark Anderson
Susan Martinez
Kathy Gabrielle-Madelung
Sarah Bartlett
Samantha Gilkerson
Heather Gill
Charles Lieske
Gretchen Traw
Miranda Consulting (In person & virtual classroom) 2nd, Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3612
Omaha, NE 68103
402-812-4915 Email Arturo Miranda
Lillian Miranda
Rosa Rosas Soto
Nebraska Co-Parenting (virtual classroom only) Basic English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
954-478-2062 Email Aisha Cowley
Lakesha Young
Nebraska Crianza Compartida el Exito de los Hijos - Espanol, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Extension Basic Spanish
8015 West Center Rd
Omaha, NE 68124
402-444-4237
855-308-8037
Email Linda Reddish
Kezia Huseman
Erin Kampbell
Southeast Community College (Virtual 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 S 5th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
402-223-6061 Email Mary Ann Partin
Sharon Schmidt
Online
Online
Agency / Organization Class Type Language Address Phone Email Approved Educator(s)
Able 2 Adjust, Inc. Basic English, Spanish
P.O. Box 3804
Paso Robles, CA 93447
866-550-3663 Email Dr. Judith Myers-Walls
ACEonline, LLC Basic English
6155 N. Ocean Blvd.
Ocean Ridge, FL 33435
954.372.0695 Email Shayna Rayman
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
505 Cornhusker Rd Suite 105 #315
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
8015 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124
402-444-4237
855-8037
Email Jeanette Friesen
Carrie Gottschalk
Kezia Huseman
Kara Kohel
Lisa Poppe
Linda Reddish
Tasha Wulf
eLearning Systems (Course for Parents) Basic English
821 Herndon Avenue
#140601
Orlando, FL 32803
407-906-6254 Email Shera Poutree
Nebraska Co-Parenting Basic English, Spanish
8551 Sunrise Boulevard
#206
Plantation, FL 33322
954-478-2062 Email Aisha Cowley
Lakesha Young
Nebraska Crianza Compartida el Exito de los Hijos - Espanol, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Extension Basic Spanish
8015 West Center Rd
Omaha, NE 68124
402-444-4237
855-308-8037
Email Linda Reddish
Kezia Huseman
Erin Kampbell
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 English
301 S 68th St Pl
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-437-2712 Email Dr. Rose Suggest
Lauren Bush
Katherine Zupancic
Two Families Now (IRIS Educational Media / Trifoia) Basic English, Spanish
1203 Willamette Street
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
541-343-4747 Email Dr. Laura Backen-Jones