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 schedules below.


Belmont - Butler - ClermontDarke - Hardin - Harrison - Holmes - Miami - Monroe - Montgomery - MorganNoble -  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.

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Butler County

Butler County Extension Office
1802 Princeton Road
Hamilton, OH 45011

Registration required, please call 513-785-6653
Schedule subject to change.

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Carroll County

Carroll County Extension Office
613 N. High Street
Carrollton, OH 44615

Registration required, please call 330-627-4310
Schedule subject to change.

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Clermont County

Clermont County Public Library - Owensville Branch
2548 US Route 50
Owensville, OH 45160

Pre-registration is required by the Friday before the monthly class.

Fee is $45

Information and registration can be found Here
(first Tuesday each month)

Date Time
February 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 2, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
July 2, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 6, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 1, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
November 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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)

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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 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
May 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
August 13, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
October 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
March 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
April 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
May 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
July 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
August 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
September 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
October 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
November 20, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
December 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 1, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
July 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
July 17, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 7, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 21, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 9, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 23, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
November 6, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
November 20, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 6, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
February 20, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
March 6, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
March 20, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
April 3, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
April 17, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
May 1, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
May 22, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
June 19, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
July 10, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
August 7, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
August 28, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
September 11, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
September 25, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
October 9, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
October 30, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
November 6, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
November 20, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
December 4, 2019 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
December 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 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 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
April 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
December 5, 2019 10:00 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.

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Morgan Co.

155 E. Main St
Suite 325
McConnelsville, OH 43756

Cost is $20.

To register for Morgan County dates call: (740) 962-4854

Date Time
Mar 23, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
August 27, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
October 15, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
December 12, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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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

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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

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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

Cost is $25 per person.

Date Time
February 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
March 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
April 18, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
May 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
June 20, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
July 18, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
August 15, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
September 19, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
October 24, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
November 21, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
December 12, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuscarawas Co.

419 16th Street SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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

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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
January 10, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
February 14, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
March 14, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
April 11, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
May 9, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
June 13, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
July 11, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
August 8, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
September 12, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
October 10, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
November 14, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
December 12, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM