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First Judicial District Parent Education

First District Approval of Online Parent Education Courses (2019)
 

Parent Education Required in Contested Custody or Parenting Time Cases

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 518.157 enacted in 1998, parents involved in contested custody or parenting time cases, regardless of whether a marriage relationship exists.  In all other proceedings involving custody, support, or parenting time, the court has discretion to order the parents to attend a parent education program.  The courses attended by parents must meet the Parent Education Minimum Standards.


Available Courses

In-Person:

  • Bridging Parental Conflict offered by the Bridging Center, Edina, (612) 440-4252
  • Headway Emotional Health Richfield, Golden Valley, and Inver Grove Heights, (612) 798-8181
    • “Co-Parenting Seminar” (in person) [must be paired with “Legal & Economic Aspects of Divorce (LEAD)” in person course to meet all requirements]
    • “Legal & Economic Aspects of Divorce (LEAD)” [must be paired with in person or video conference "Co-Parenting Seminar" to meet all requirements]
  • Parents Forever In-Person Courses offered by
    • Parenting Resource Center, Austin, (507) 437-8330 (no child care available)
    • True Foundation Counseling Services, Brooklyn Park, (763) 657-1551
    • Fergus Falls Community Education, Fergus Falls, (218) 998-0544
    • Friends Against Abuse, International Falls, (218) 285-7220 (no child care available)
    • Roseau County Northwest Mediation Services, Roseau, (218) 425-3106
    • Ann Mozey, Stillwater, (651) 644-1000  (no child care available)

Live Video Conferencing:

  • Headway Emotional Health, (612) 798-8181
    • "Co-Parenting Seminar" (video conference) [must be paired with “Legal & Economic Aspects of Divorce (LEAD)” in-person course to meet all requirements]
    • "Legal & Economic Aspects of Divorce (LEAD)" [must be paired with in-person or video conference "Co-Parenting Seminar" to meet all requirements]
  • Minnesota Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course offered by the Bay Brooke Center for Independence and Wellness, (727) 827-7890

Online Courses: