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Description

The Parents Forever™ online course is available for parents and other caregivers of children who are experiencing divorce, separation, or changes in custody. Parents who attend a Parents Forever™ course learn valuable skills and tools that will help to reduce the effects of the family transition on themselves and their children. Parents Forever™ meets all 25 minimum standards required by Minnesota Statute 518.157 for Minnesota court-ordered education. The course will take a minimum of 8 hours to complete. Upon course completion, you will receive a certificate.

Objectives

After participating in this course, parents will be able to:

  • Understand the background and basis for the Parents Forever™ course.
  • Explain the outline of the course and how it will be delivered.
  • Describe topics and concepts they will learn in the course.
  • Describe thoughts and feelings associated with the family transition process.
  • Examine the links between self-care and life skills needed during and after the family transition.
  • Analyze how personal needs and wants affect goals and create an action plan to improve self-care for the future.
  • Recognize how the stages of child development influence children’s journey through the family transition.
  • Identify characteristics of parent-child relationships that improve child well-being.
  • Apply knowledge and identify skills that will lead to improved parent-child relationships.
  • Reflect on the nature of their co-parenting relationships.
  • Apply the communication and conflict management skills necessary for an effective co-parenting relationship.
  • Recognize that a parenting plan is an effective tool to prepare for positive co-parenting.
  • Describe how self-care, parent-child relationships, and co-parenting relationships work together to improve family well-being.

Testimonials

Parents who took the course have said:

  • “I feel so proud that Minnesota offers this course. I found it extremely well-done and thorough. I wish all states provided this as an option.” — Online course participant
  • “This course has taught me new ways of dealing with conflict and reminded me my son is the IMPORTANT factor, and to always remember that.” — Online course participant

 

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Section Title
Parents Forever Online Course for Parents
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
TBD
Transfer Request Deadline
TBD
Section Details

Per Minnesota Statute 518.157, subd. 6, if a parent is determined by the court to be in forma pauperis (IFP), the parent is not required to pay the parent education program fee. If you do not have court-ordered IFP status but cannot afford to pay the full fee, you may qualify for a reduced fee.

Are you unable to pay the full price? See if you qualify for a reduced fee BEFORE registering: Do You Qualify for a Reduced Fee?

To maximize the use of the course, you will need to download Mozilla FirefoxAdobe Reader, and Adobe Flash Player (8.0 or higher) if you do not already have them on your computer. This software is free but will require you to have administrative rights on your computer.

You will also need to disable your pop-up blocker and make sure your audio is working on your computer.

To test if your computer is ready, see Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course?

 

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