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Focus on Kids

About the Focus on Kids Program for Divorcing Parents:

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children. Conflict between parents, both before and after a divorce, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce.

Focus on Kids satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing to attend an educational parenting program. It is conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts.


Focus on Kids program handouts


NEW! Focus on Kids Online
The online program is available for parents who are unable to participate in an in-person class. Click the link above for more information. It is important for you to check with the county and local circuit court you filed in to see if Focus on Kids Online is acceptable.


Parent education program schedules (by county):


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Bates County


Benton County


Boone County


Caldwell County


Callaway County


Carroll County


Cass County


Clark County


Clinton County


Cooper County


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Dekalb County


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Franklin County


Gasconade County


Gentry County


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Harrison County


Henry County


Holt County


Howard County


Howell County


Jackson County


Jasper County


Johnson County


Lafayette County


Lincoln County


Livingston County


Macon County


Mercer County


Mississippi County


Montgomery County


Nodaway County


Oregon County


Osage County


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Platte County


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Randolph County


Ray County


Saline County


Scott County


Shannon County


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St. Charles County


St. Clair County


Texas County


Warren County


Worth County



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