Focus on Kids Online Program

Many children today experience parental divorce or have parents who never married and live apart. Divorcing and never-married parents face unique challenges in parenting their children while living apart. Conflict between parents, whether they live together or apart, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purposes of the Focus on Kids program is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children through the divorce/separation process and to help parents who are living apart develop ways to effectively work together as co-parents.

In some areas, the Focus on Kids program satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing, creating, or modifying a custody order to complete an educational parenting program. Focus on Kids was originally developed and is predominantly offered as a face-to-face group class. Focus on Kids Online was developed in 2008; however, court permission is required to ensure that it is recognized as fulfilling any mandated requirement. It is important to check with the court in the county your case is filed in to see if Focus on Kids may be an option for you, and to find out which class format meets the necessary requirements.

For Focus on Kids Online, please click the “Online Program” tab above to enter your username and password, or for information on how to obtain login information. The online program will take about 45-60 minutes to complete. For more information or questions about the online program, contact Jeremy Kanter at 573-424-0482.

To find Focus on Kids face-to-face classes near you, visit the MU Extension Focus on Kids website.