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.

Date Time
December 19, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
February 20, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
March 26, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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
December 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 7, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 7, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May 5, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
June 2, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
July 7, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
September 1, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 6, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
November 3, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
December 1, 2020 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)

Date Time
January 9, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
February 13, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
March 12, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April 9, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
May 14, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
June 11, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
July 9, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 13, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
September 10, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
October 8, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
November 12, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
December 10, 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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.

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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
November 20, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
December 18, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 15, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
February 19, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
March 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
April 15, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
May 20, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 17, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
July 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
August 19, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
September 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
October 21, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
November 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
December 16, 2020 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
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
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
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
December 12, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5, 2020 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
April 20, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
August 18, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
October 6, 2020 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
November 17, 2020 6:30 PM - 9:00 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

Date Time
January 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
May 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
November 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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
January 8, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
February 5, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
March 4, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
April 1, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:00 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

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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
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
November 14, 2019 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
December 12, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM