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Parents Forever Online

Parents Forever is an educational program for families experiencing divorce, separation, or a change in custody. You will receive a certificate of completion after completing your course. This certificate is what you need to show your judge, court personnel, or attorney if the course was court-ordered.

What will you learn?

After completing a Parents Forever course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the family transition journey and how each family member will be affected.
  • Recognize the role of self-care, parent-child relationships, and co-parenting in child well-being.
  • Identify internal and external resources and strategize how to leverage these resources to promote resilience for all involved.

Take a Parents Forever course

The Parents Forever 8-hour course has been approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The Parents Forever 4-hour course is offered in partnership with North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Wisconsin Extension. 


Parents Forever lesson plan


Questions about Parents Forever?

Contact us at parforev@umn.edu.

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