Family and Consumer Sciences
The family and consumer science division of Oklahoma State University's extension service has always been concerned about families...and keeping them strong. Whether it's a family of one or a family of twenty, we stress education...all kids of education. Finances, nutrition, parenting, safety, and health are just a few of the topics we address on a day-to-day basis. Some of our programs may last weeks, but sometimes, they last only the time it takes to make a phone call. So when you find you need a little help with a family matter, give us a call. Remember, we're here to help.
Co-Parenting for Resilience
The Co-Parenting for Resilience program is a 3 to 4 hour class that is based on current research. It uses a combination of lecture, discussion, video, activities, and examples to help parents discover effective strategies that promote their children's healthy adjustment to their parent's separation.
- Understanding the divorce process, including the emotions and experiences of children and parents and how to promote healthy adjustment to parental separation.
- How children are affected by parental separation, both in the short term and long term.
- How the parent-child relationship changes following parental separation or divorce.
- How to talk to your children about parental separation or divorce.
- Developing a co-parenting plan.
- How to manage conflict with a co-parent.
- Financial obligations.
- How to remain involved in your children's lives.
- Family violence and other red flags to parents working together.
- Reconciliation as an option for some separating parents.
- Area resources available to help you and your family during and after parental separation.