- 4-Hour, Parenting Education Class for Divorce
- Entirely Available Online
- 30 or 45 Day Enrollment, Extensions Not Available
- Log Off/On at Your Convenience, Progress is Saved
- Retake Quizzes Unlimited Times Until You Pass
- Certificates Available Immediately Upon Successful Completion, At No Additional Cost
- Curricula Written by Licensed Attorneys and Counselors/Therapists
- Supported Devices: PC or Apple desktop/laptop, Apple or Android tablets or mobile devices
- Supported Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge
This course is a four-hour, online Parenting Education Program for parents who need to complete a court-ordered parenting education course. This course is a web-based course and is available online through our website. This course qualifies as a Basic Level Course. The teaching method consists of a mixture of videos, slides, and PDF texts. Participants will be asked to watch the videos and read the slides and PDF texts. There are 5 quizzes throughout, which participants must pass with a score of 70% each. The final component of the class is the Course Evaluation.
The course is divided into 3 Modules. The first Module is comprised of 3 videos and three quizzes which must be taken in order. The first Module is approximately 3 hours; the videos are two hours and forty minutes and the quizzes should take about 20 minutes. Participants must pass each quiz with a score of 70% to proceed to the next section. The first Module discusses general parenting concepts related to divorce or parental separation. It begins by explaining the purpose and objectives of parenting education classes for divorce/parental separation. It explains how divorce/parental separation impacts children at various stages of development, and describes how divorce/parental separation may create toxic levels of stress, and therefore be harmful to children. The course goes on to educate about different types of parental conflict and how destructive conflict and withdrawal behaviors can lead to an environment of harmful toxic stress. It then describes protective factors and how they may guard against the harmful effects of toxic stress. Further, the course teaches parents how to recognize symptoms of distress exhibited by their children at different stages of development, and how to protect their children from exposure to harm during the divorce/separation process. It teaches how parenting style, having a cooperative co-parenting relationship, parents’ well-being, a quality parent-child relationship, maintaining continuity of child care routines, and possessing coping skills all serve as protective factors against any negative impact divorce/separation may have on children. The course then provides an overview of different child custody terminology, including Best Interests, Parenting Plans, and Child Support. Next, the course provides various tips for parents to help their children cope with the divorce/separation and offers parenting time recommendations, including overnight recommendations, based on the developmental needs of the children.
The second Module consists of slides and a quiz which should take the participant 20 minutes to complete. This Module contains the Nebraska Addendum which provides information specific to Nebraska laws and requirements.
The third Module consists of a PDF document and a quiz which should stake the participant 20 minutes to complete. This Module contains the Coping Skills Manual which offers parents some skill-building opportunities which are typically only available in a live, group setting.
The next section contains examples of different parenting scenarios and demonstrates how to utilize cooperative co-parenting and coping skills techniques to resolve conflicts.
- Learn about the potential impact of the court action (separation/divorce) upon a child.
- Identify ways to appropriately address parenting functions.
- Identify the developmental stages of children.
- Learn about ways to support the child’s adjustment to parental separation.
- Identify the elements of Nebraska’s Parenting Plan and how to develop a plan.
- Learn about alternative dispute resolution, conflict management, stress reduction, appropriate language usage, and positive communication.
- Identify provisions for safety and transition plans under the Nebraska Parenting Act.
- Identify attributes of child abuse, neglect, domestic intimate partner abuse and unresolved parental conflict, and how they impact members of the family.
DISCLAIMER – The components of the parenting course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.
The legal component of the parenting course shall provide general Nebraska family law principles. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute legal advice and the participant is advised to consult with a licensed attorney for answers to specific legal questions.
You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the post-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion. You will also be required to complete a course evaluation. Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion.
Participants will be required to complete the Nebraska State Court Form DC 6:5.5, which is included in the course materials and may be downloaded for submission to the court, or click here: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/DC-6-5-5.pdf. This form MUST be attached to the course completion certificate and FILED WITH THE COURT.
Links to Circuit Courts
- 1st Judicial District – Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Nemaha, Richardson, Saline, Thayer
2nd Judicial District – Cass, Sarpy
3rd Judicial District – Lancaster
4th Judicial District – Douglas
5th Judicial District – Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, York
6th Judicial District – Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, Washington
7th Judicial District – Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Wayne
8th Judicial District – Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, Wheeler
9th Judicial District – Buffalo, Hall
10th Judicial District – Adams, Clay, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, Webster
11th Judicial District – Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, Thomas
12th Judicial District – Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux
30 Day Enrollment
45 Day Enrollment
Welcome to Parenting Class for Divorce! This course is a timed, 4-hour course. There are 3 Modules consisting of videos , PDFs, and quizzes.