Divorce and Co-Parenting Services

Our divorce and co-parenting services work to reduce childhood stress and strengthen parent-child relationships during high conflict divorce, separation, paternity and guardianship issues through parent education classes, mediation, and supervised visits and/or exchanges. All services are available for parents in separation situations, including parents who were never married, those in the process of getting a divorce, those who have been divorced for years, and families with child guardianship. Services are offered to families that are court-ordered, DHS recommended, but families may also attend on a voluntary basis.


Divorce and Children (DC)

The Divorce and Children class is designed to help divorcing and separating couples focus on what is in the best interest of the children and how to work more cooperatively and effectively with each other. Cleveland County requires the completion of this course for all divorcing couples with minor children.

How to Enroll

Registration is based on a first come, first paid basis and is processed through CCFI. Enrollment may occur online, in person or by faxing a completed registration form to 405-364-1433.

2017 registration form & schedule available HERE
2018 registration form & schedule available HERE

Class Details

  • $50 class fee
  • 4 hour class (class sizes are limited) 
  • Available 2 weekends per month
  • No child care is provided

Class Locations

Divorce and Children classes are held at two locations: CCFI and Crossroads Youth & Family Services, Inc. Please be sure to double check the class schedule to determine exact class location. 


Children in the Middle (CIM)

The CIM curriculum provides valuable skills for parents who are in high-conflict situations due to divorce, separation, or ongoing child custody issues and is designed to help parents communicate with each other and establish a functional family environment for their children. 

This 8 week program is free of charge and is required for families in our mediation, supervised visit and/or exchange services. This class may be court ordered, DHS recommended, child support enforcement referral or taken voluntarily. All opposing parties must take separate classes. If your class is full or the other party has previously enrolled, you will be contacted to reschedule. 

How to Enroll

Registration can be done in person at CCFI or by faxing a completed registration form [available HERE] to 405-364-1433.

Class Details

  • Free, 8-week program 
  • 1.5 hour sessions, once per week
  • No child care is provided

Class Topics

Week 1: Introductions: Child’s Best Interest
Week 2: Divorced Parenting Styles
Week 3: Communication Skills
Week 4: Court vs. Mediation
Week 5: The Loyalty Bind
Week 6: Badmouthing and Alienation
Week 7: Child Support and Visitation
Week 8: Child Behavior and Play Therapy


Monday Evening Class Schedule

Location:   
Moore-Norman Technology Center
(Franklin Road Campus)
4701 12th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069

Click HERE for CIM class room numbers.

Time:
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Dates:
January 29 - March 26
April 2 - May 21
June 4 - July 23
July 30 - September 24
October 1 - November 19
November 26 - February 4, 2019

 

 


Tuesday Evening Class Schedule

Location:
Moore-Norman Technology Center
(South Penn Campus)
13303 S. Penn, Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Click HERE for CIM class room numbers.

Time: 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Dates:
December 19, 2017 - February 13, 2018
February 20 - April 10
April 17 - June 5
June 12 - July 31
August 7 - September 25
October 2 - November 20
November 27 - January 29, 2019

 


Wednesday Morning Class Schedule

Location:   
Moore-Norman Technology Center
(Franklin Road Campus)
4701 12th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069

Click HERE for CIM class room numbers.

Time: 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Dates:
January 17 - March 7
March 14 - May 2
May 9 - June 27
July 11 - August 29
September 5 - October 24
October 31 - December 19

     

     


    Supervised Visits and Exchanges

    Supervised visit and exchange services provide both children and parents with a safe, conflict-free environment to establish and build positive parent-child interactions and to promote healthy family functioning. Many children do not have the opportunity to have healthy and consistent relationships with their parent(s) due to long-time lapses in contact, parental issues and/or safety issues.  With professional support at a neutral location, a child’s trauma is reduced and parents are less apt to engage in destructive or harmful behaviors in front of their children.

    Supervised exchanges reduce contact between parents and allow a child’s transition between homes to be in a conflict-free atmosphere.  Our goal is to make a third party facilitator of exchanges unnecessary by supporting the entire family.  

    NOTE: Supervised visits and exchanges are only available if both parties have taken the Children in the Middle (CIM) class and are court ordered to CCFI.  


    Mediation

    In mediation, a neutral professional assists family members in discussing and resolving family and parenting issues. Parents use the communication and parenting skills they will have learned in taking the “Children in the Middle” class in order to develop unique parenting plans that meet the needs of their children. The “Children in the Middle” program must be complete in order to be eligible. Services are based on a sliding scale fee.

    NOTE: This service is only available if you are participating in our supervised visitation/exchange program and are court ordered to CCFI. 


    For more information regarding any of our divorce and co-parenting services, please contact Stephanie Yeary at 405-364-1420 or syeary@ccfinorman.org.