Successful Co-Parenting: A Family Stability Program

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The Successful Co-Parenting program aims to familiarize parents with information, skills, and techniques to minimize the negative effect of separation and divorce on children and promote positive adjustment during the divorce process. The curriculum is divided into three main sections: Taking Care of You, Taking Care of your Child, and Taking Care of your New Co-Parent Relationship. To complement the program, a participant booklet is included to use during the class and for future reference.


IMPACT. 1: 2014 Pilot Results (n=750): 93% Learned new information; 93% Reported class was helpful; 89% Felt more prepared to co-parent; 95% Plan to use the information learned -- 2. The Successful Co-Parenting program can impact communities in two ways: 1) Reduce court costs and 2) reduce costs to child and family services. -- 3. Co-parenting classes also benefit children. Parents have found these classes useful in helping them be more attentive to their child's needs in assisting children in the coping process.
OSU PARTNERS: College of Education and Human Ecology; College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: County Family Courts (Domestic Relations); County Job and Family Services Offices
PRIMARY CONTACT: Carmen Irving (



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