Successful Co-Parenting

Successful Co-Parenting

Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences recognizes that when parents divorce, the children often pay the highest price. Of the approximately 40,000 marriages that break up in Ohio each year, more than 45% involve minor children.

Family and Consumer Sciences' Successful Co-Parenting is a two to three-hour class designed to equip parents with the knowledge, skills, tools, awareness and strategies to help their children adjust to divorce now and in the future. After the class, 92% of participants reported that they learned new information, and 89% reported that they felt more prepared to co-parent as a result of the program.

The class is designed to equip parents with knowledge, skills, tools, awareness, and strategies to help their children adjust to their parents’ divorce now and in the future. In the Successful Co-Parenting class, participants will learn…

  • That maintaining a healthy parent-child relationship through the divorce process is important to their child’s development.
  • About their own grief and loss during the divorce process and the importance of maintaining their own emotional health.
  • The importance of avoiding conflict with their co-parent.
  • Strategies for avoiding conflict with their co-parent.
  • The importance of healthy communication with their child and their co-parent.
  • Healthy communication skills.
  • The importance of creating a stable environment for their child.

To see if Successful Co-Parenting classes are offered in your county, please see the schedule below.


Belmont - Darke - Geauga - Hardin - Harrison - Holmes - Lake - Miami - Monroe - Montgomery - Noble -  Perry - Pickaway - Preble - Scioto - Tuscarawas Washington


Belmont County

OSU Extension Office
101 North Market Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Registration required, please call 740-695-1455
$15 fee must be paid in cash.
Schedule subject to change.
Thursday evenings except where noted.

Date Time
December 10, 2015 6 - 8:30 p.m.
January 28, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
February No Class
March 10, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 14, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
May 12, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
June 9, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
July 14, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
August 18, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
September 29, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
October 27, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Darke Co.

OSU Extension Learning Center
603 Wagner Avenue
Greenville, OH 45331

To register for Darke County dates call: 937-548-5215
(second Thursday each month)

Date Time
December 10, 2015 3 - 5:00 p.m.
January 14, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
February 11, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
March 10, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
April 14, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
June 9, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
July 14, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
September 8, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
October 13, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
November 10, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.
December 8, 2016 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Geauga Co.

Geauga County classes offered on an as needed basis call OSU at: (440) 834-4656.


Hardin Co.

Hardin County Extension Office SPARK Lab
1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103
Kenton, OH 43326

To register for Hardin County dates call: 419-674-2297

Date Time
January 26, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 5, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
August 9, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
October 18, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Harrison Co.

OSU Harrison Co. office
135 N. Main St
Suite H
Cadiz, OH 43907

To register for Harrison County dates call: 800-628-0141. Additional dates may be available by request.

Date Time
January 13, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
February 3, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
March 9, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
April 13, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
May 11, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
June 8, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
July 13, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
August 10, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
September 14, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
October 12, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
November 9, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
December 14, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Holmes Co.

Holmes Co OSU Extension Office
75 E. Clinton Street
Millersburg, OH

$25 Per person
To register for Holmes County dates call:
330-674-3015
(Meeting space is not handicap accessible, please let us know if you need accommodations)

Date Time
January 6, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
January 20, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
February 3, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
February 17, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
March 2, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
March 16, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 6, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
April 20, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
May 4, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
May 18, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
June 1, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
June 15, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
July 6, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
July 20, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
August 3, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
August 17, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
September 7, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
September 21, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 5, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October 19, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
November 2, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
November 16, 2016  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 7, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
December 21, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lake Co.

Classes offered only through Lake County Domestic Relations Court. To get the location please call the OSU Extension office at: (440) 834-4656

Date Time
January 19, 2016 6 - 8:30pm
January 27, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
February 6, 2016  10 am - 12:30 p.m.
February 22, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
March 9, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
March 15, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 11, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 23, 2016 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Miami Co.

OSU Extension, Miami County
Old Courthouse
201 W Main St.
Troy, Ohio 45373

To register for Miami County dates call: 937- 440-3945

Date Time
January 13, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
January 27, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
February 10, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
February 24, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
March 9, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
March 23, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
April 13, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
April 27, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
May 11, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
May 25, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
June 22, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
July 27, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
August 17, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
August 31, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
September 14, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
September 28, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
October 12, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
October 26, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
November 16, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
November 30, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
December 14, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.

Monroe Co.

OSU Extension Office Conference Room
1st floor, Room 17,
Monroe County Court House
Woodsfield, OH

To register for Monroe County dates call: (740) 472-0810

Date Time
February 9, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
April 6, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
June 1, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
August 11, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
October 4, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
December 1, 2016  10 a.m. - noon

Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County Extension Office
1001 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409

(on fairgrounds across from Miami Valley Hospital, enter Montgomery County Fairgrounds gate, take first driveway to the right to the top of the hill.  OSU Extension is the building to the far right with free parking in front of the building.

To register for Montgomery County seminar: call (937) 224-9654 or e-mail holmes.86@osu.edu

Date Time
January 27, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
February 27, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
March 23, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
April 6, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
April 16, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m
May 25, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
June 4, 2016 1 - 3:30 p.m.
August 8, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
September 17, 2016 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
October 12, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
November 10, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
December 10, 2016 1:00 - 3:30 a.m.

Noble Co.

Noble County Extension office: (enter building from back parking lot)
46049 Marietta Road
Suite 2
Caldwell, OH 43724

To register for Noble County dates call: (740) 732-5681

Date Time
January 14, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
March 3, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
May 5, 2016  10 a.m. - noon
July 7, 2016  10 a.m. - noon
September 8, 2016 10 a.m. - noon
November 9, 2016 10 a.m. - noon

Perry Co.

Perry County Extension Office
104 S. Columbus St.
Somerset, Ohio

To register for Perry County dates call: (740) 743-1602
Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Principles of Parenting - Custody Disputes

Date Time
January 6, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
February 3, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
March 2, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 6, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
May 4, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
June 1, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
July 6, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
August 3, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
September 7, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
October 5, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
November 2, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
December 7, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Preble Co.

Old Courthouse
101 E. Main St. (Main & Barron) --- 3rd floor Courtroom
Eaton, OH 45320

To register and for payment information call Preble County dates call: 937-456-8165

Date Time
February 11, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
April 7, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
June 2, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
August 11, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
October 13, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon
December 1, 2016 9:30 a.m. - noon

Scioto Co.

Scioto County Domestic Relations Court
602 7th Street, Courthouse, Rm. 302,
Portsmouth, OH 45662

To register for Scioto County dates contact April Brown at: 740-355-8316

Date Time
December 16, 2015 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
January 21, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
February, 18, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
March 24, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
April 21, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
May 19, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
June 16, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
July 21, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
August 18, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
September 15, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
October 20, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
December 15, 2016 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuscarawas Co.

419 16th Street SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

To register for Tuscarawas County dates call: 330-339-2337

Date Time
January 14, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
February 18, 2016 1 - 3:00 p.m.
April 19, 2016 7 - 9:00 p.m.
May 25, 2016 9 - 11:00 a.m.
June 8, 2016 1 - 3:00 p.m.

Washington Co.

202 Davis Ave.
Marietta, OH 45750

To register for Washington County dates call: 740-376-7431

Date Time
December 11, 2015 6 - 8:30 p.m.
January 14, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Janaury 28, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
February 11, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
February 25, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
March 10, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
March 24, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
April 14, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
April 28, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
May 12, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
May 26, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
June 9, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
June 23, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
July 14, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
July 28, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
August 11, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
August 25, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
September 8, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
September 22, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
October 13, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
October 27, 2016 2 - 4:30 p.m.
November 10, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.
December 8, 2016 6 - 8:30 p.m.