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 Class

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.

Class Details

  • $50 class fee (no enrollment at the door, pre-enrollment is required)

  • 4 hour class (class sizes are limited)

  • Available 2 weekends per month

  • No child care is provided

  • Participants may bring food/drinks to class (vending machines are not available)

Rescheduling and Refunds

If for any reason you need to reschedule your class, please contact us at 405-364-1420. If your scheduled class has already passed, there will be a $10 rescheduling fee. Refunds are available up to 6 months after original payment. Refund checks are distributed by mail or via pick up and can take up to 2 weeks to process.

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. 

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.

2018 registration form and schedule available HERE.
2019 registration form and schedule available HERE.


Children in the Middle (CIM) Class

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. Pre-registration is required.

How to Enroll

Registration may be done in person at CCFI [located at 210 S. Cockrel Ave in Noman, OK] or by faxing a completed enrollment packet to 405-364-1433. 

2018 enrollment packet located HERE.

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


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.
CIM room numbers for 2019 classes are not yet available.

Time: 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Dates:
November 27 - January 29, 2019

2019 Classes:
February 5 – March 26
April 2 – May 21
May 28 – July 16
July 23 – September 10
September 17 – November 5
November 12 – January 14, 2020

 


Wednesday Morning Class Schedule

NOTE: All classes scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st will be held at CCFI.

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

Click HERE for CIM class room numbers.
CIM room numbers for 2019 classes are not yet available.

Time: 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

2019 Classes:
January 2 – February 20
February 27 – April 17
April 24 – June 12
June 19 – August 7
August 14 – October 2
October 9 – December 4
December 11 – February 12, 2020


Wednesday Evening Class Schedule

NOTE: All classes scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st will be held at CCFI.

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

Click HERE for CIM class room numbers.
CIM room numbers for 2019 classes are not yet available.

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

 

Dates:
November 21 - January 16, 2019

2019 Classes:
January 23 – March 13
March 20 – May 8
May 15 – July 3
July 10 – August 28
September 4 – October 23
October 30 – January 8

 

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.


Divorce and Co-Parenting Services are partially funded by: