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 - 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
   

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
   

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. Cost is $30 per participant.

Date Time
March 21, 2017 9-11:30 AM
May 23, 2017 6-8:30 PM
August 15, 2017 6-8:30 PM
September 12, 2017 9-11:30 AM
October 24, 2017 6-8:30 PM

Harrison Co.

OSU Harrison Co. office
538 N. Main St.
Cadiz, OH 43907

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

Date Time
February 8, 2017 1-3:30 PM
March 8, 2017 1-3:30 PM
April 12, 2017 1-3:30 PM
May 10, 2017 1-3:30 PM
June 14, 2017 1-3:30 PM
July 12, 2017 1-3:30 PM
August 9, 2017 1-3:30 PM
September 13, 2017 1-3:30 PM
October 11, 2017 1-3:30 PM
November 8, 2017 1-3:30 PM
December 13, 2017 1-3:30 PM

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
February 1, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
February 15, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
March 1, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
March 15, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
April 5, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
April 19, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
May 3, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
May 17, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
June 7, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
June 21, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
July 5, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
July 19, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
August 2, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
August 16, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
September 6, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
September 20, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
October 4, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
November 1, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
November 15, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
December 6, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
December 20, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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
   

Miami Co.

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

To register for Miami County dates call: 937- 440-3945. Registration begins at 8:40 AM.

Date Time
February 8, 2017 9-11:00 AM
February 22, 2017 9-11:00 AM
March 8, 2017 9-11:00 AM
March 22, 2017 9-11:00 AM
April 12, 2017 9-11:00 AM
April 26, 2017 9-11:00 AM
May 10, 2017 9-11:00 AM
May 24, 2017 9-11:00 AM
June 14, 2017 9-11:00 AM
July 5, 2017 9-11:00 AM
July 26, 2017 9-11:00 AM
August 16, 2017 9-11:00 AM
August 30, 2017 9-11:00 AM
September 13, 2017 9-11:00 AM
September 27, 2017 9-11:00 AM
October 11, 2017 9-11:00 AM
October 25, 2017 9-11:00 AM
November 8, 2017 9-11:00 AM
November 22, 2017 9-11:00 AM
December 13, 2017 9-11:00 AM

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 2, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
April 6, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
June 1, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
August 10, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
October 5, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
December 7, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM

Montgomery Co.

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

Enter Montgomery County Fairgrounds gate. Take the first driveway to right to the top of the hill. OSU Extension is the building to the far right next to the Coliseum and across from Miami Valley Hospital. Free parking.

To register for Montgomery County seminar: call (937) 224-9654 or e-mail holmes.86@osu.edu. Registration fee $20 per person non-refundable. Make checks payable to OSU Extension.

Date Time
March 7, 2017 2 - 4:00 PM
April 4, 2017 10 AM - 12:00 PM
May 2, 2017 4 - 6:00 PM
June 13, 2017 2 - 4:00 PM
No class in July or August  

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
March 8, 2017 10 AM
May 4, 2017 10 AM
July 6, 2017 10 AM
September 7, 2017 10 AM
November 8, 2017 10 AM

Perry Co.

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

To register for Perry County dates call: (740) 743-1602. Cost is $25.00 cash payable upon arrival to class.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Principles of Parenting - Custody Disputes

Date Time
February 1, 2017 6-8:30 PM
March 1, 2017 6-8:30 PM
April 5, 2017 6-8:30 PM
May 3, 2017 6-8:30 PM
June 7, 2017 6-8:30 PM
July 5, 2017 6-8:30 PM
August 2, 2017 6-8:30 PM
September 6, 2017 6-8:30 PM
October 4, 2017 6-8:30 PM
November 1, 2017 6-8:30 PM
December 6, 2017 6-8:30 PM

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
   

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
   

Tuscarawas Co.

419 16th Street SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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

Date Time
   

Washington Co.

202 Davis Ave.
Marietta, OH 45750

To register for Washington County dates call: 740-376-7431
Registration is required, $30 fee must be paid in cash at the time of the class.

Date Time
February 9, 2017 3-5:00 PM
March 9, 2017 3-5:00 PM
April 13, 2017 3-5:00 PM
May 11, 2017 3-5:00 PM
June 8, 2017 3-5:00 PM
July 13, 2017 3-5:00 PM
August 10, 2017 3-5:00 PM
September 14, 2017 3-5:00 PM
October 12, 2017 3-5:00 PM
November 9, 2017 3-5:00 PM
December 14, 2017 3-5:00 PM