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Putting Children First: Co-Parenting after Separation and/or Divorce

Illinois Supreme Court Rule 924 requires that divorcing parents take a "parenting class" designed to educate parents how children are affected by the splitting of their parents, including impact of parents' actions and words.
This course on co-parenting after separation and/or divorce is a four-hour class that will cover the following topics:
  • Self-compassion
  • Effects of separation and divorce on children
  • Developmental parenting arrangements
  • Creating a shared parenting plan
  • Communication

Survey Required

You must pre-register and take the survey below before class. NO walk-in registrations will be taken. 

Required Survey

Upcoming courses: 

NOTE:  Courses will be provided virtually via ZOOM until further notice.  Staff will contact participants with Zoom access information 1-2 days prior to course start date.  You must first complete a survey to register, once the survey is complete, you will be directed to all available registration dates.

  • Wedenesday, January 20, 2021, 5-9pm.
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021, 1-5pm

Pre-registration and survey are required before class. No walk-in registrations will be taken.

Program Location: Wham 141, SIU Carbondale campus, 625 Wham Drive.

Fees: $80

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing one week before the class begins is entitled a refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee.  No refund will be made after that date. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of program cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.