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 (Accepted payment methods include: online, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or exact cash)

  • 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)

  • Classes will not be held on November 27th – 30th and December 23rd – January 1st

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.


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 Norman, or by faxing a completed enrollment packet 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


Wednesday Class Schedule
Held at CCFI

Location:
Center for Children and Families
210 S. Cockrel Ave.
Norman, OK 73071

All classes meet in the large conference room

Time: 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Dates:
August 14 – October 2
October 9 – December 4
December 11 – February 12, 2020




 

*Classes will not be held on November 27th – 30th and December 23rd – January 1st


Thursday Class Schedule
Held at CCFI

Location:
Center for Children and Families
210 S. Cockrel Ave.
Norman, OK 73071

All classes meet in the large conference room

 

Time: 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Dates:
September 12 – October 31
November 7 – January 9, 2020

 

 

*Classes will not be held on November 27th – 30th and December 23rd – January 1st


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 Joshua L. Wolfe at 405-364-1420 or JWolfe@ccfinorman.org.

Our Promise to Protect Children 

CCFI provides a safe environment for children and youth to heal and grow. Our agency works to protect those we serve from abuse and maltreatment by carefully screening staff and volunteers, providing training on topics such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse awareness and prevention, and by continually monitoring adult-child relationships.


Divorce and Co-Parenting Services are partially funded by: