CDE has a proven history of providing quality divorce education resources to court systems and service providers that work directly with divorcing families. In more recent years, CDE has expanded its services to provide skills-based, co-parent online divorce education directly to families going through the transition of divorce or separation.
Online Divorce Education Courses
The following online divorce education courses help parents and children navigate the difficult, emotional and sometimes frustrating circumstances that occur before, during and after a divorce.
4-hour Court Mandated
8-hour High Conflict Level 2
NEW Program for kids (aged 7-14)
and their parents!
Our Vision for Divorce Education Programs
The Center for Divorce Education is dedicated to the following goals:
- Educating the public, domestic relations referees and judges, and legislators on the effects of divorce and parenting plans on the emotional and social development of children.
- Distributing through publications, videos, and workshops the most promising alternatives for divorcing families.
- Promoting effective divorce education programs for parents and children minimizes the harmful effects of divorce.
At Our Core, We View Our Mission as Advocating for Children.
To achieve this mission and our stated goals, we conduct research and identify the most effective divorce education strategies that are proven to help parents reduce their conflict while maintaining a focus on achieving their parental responsibilities. The result is a reduction in the harm caused to children while parents are going through a divorce or creating two separate homes (for never married couples).
The strategies identified by the Center for Divorce Education's research are based on experimental designs (including randomization) and have been replicated by independent researchers internationally (producing similar results – see Resources Tab for summaries).
With an emphasis on evidence-based practices, the online divorce education curriculum produced and disseminated by CDE has received the highest accolades from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA division, with recognition as a "model program" and listed on the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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Click on your state to find out more information about CDE's availability as court-approved classes in your state.
Brevity and Usability
Children In Between is evidence-based and proven effective. Extensive research and clinical tests show that the use of Children In Between resulted in:
- Reduced Re-litigation rates
- Reduce Parental Conflict
- Helped children with their adjustment to separation or divorce.
The success of the program has earned it a listing in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs as well as many other honors and rankings.
Based on the success of our Children In Between Online divorce education course, we've recently launched a new course, Children in Between For Kids, specially designed to meet the unique needs of children aged 7-14 and their parents. For parents going through particularly challenging divorce proceedings, we also offer our High Conflict Solutions parenting class.
Low Cost, Low Hassle Online Divorce Education
Unlike other co-parenting programs, Children In Between requires no training to implement and one staff member can deliver the program, which simply entails getting online and showing parents how it works. This procedure takes approximately two minutes and requires no skill, credentials, or training on the part of the staff member. Assistance is available by calling or emailing our office, but the online divorce education program basically runs itself.
By eliminating the traditional costs of training and hiring new staff, Children In Between is available for much less investment of both time and money. The online-based format as well proves to be both inexpensive and effective.
Divorce Education Classes That Make a Difference
If you have been ordered to attend a mandatory divorce education program, don't settle for just any free parenting class, or you may be in for a surprise. While we do charge a fee for our courses, our online divorce education classes offer several benefits those other classes don't, including:
- Our divorce education courses are approved by the court.
- Classes can be taken online at your convenience.
- CDE's online divorce education classes are based on comprehensive research and are highly recommended.
- A certificate can be printed as soon as you complete the course.
Contact Us to Find Out More About Children In Between Online Divorce Education Classes
If you're interested in learning more about our online divorce education programs, we would be happy to answer any questions, ensure you fulfill your court-ordered obligations, and help you be a better parent through this difficult time.
Call or email us today to find out how we can help.
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CDE's Children in Between is a skills based program that helps children and parents deal with the children's reactions to divorce. This is the most highly recommended online parenting class in the United States.
The program is based on research that identifies the most common and stressful loyalty conflicts experienced by children of divorce.