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Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) specialists and educators work to improve the quality of life for all Oklahomans by providing educational and technical assistance.  Current key areas of focus include helping state residents solve complex concerns and issues related to a high number of teenage pregnancies, low household-per-person income, child abuse and neglect, nutritionally inadequate diets, and needs specific to Oklahoma's increasing number of elderly residents.  FCS professionals enable individuals and families to develop the capacity for strengthening families and enhancing communities in an ever-changing world.  

 

Oklahoma Home and Community Education

OHCE is an organization committed to education about family and consumer issues, community service, and bringing friends together. OHCE members are adults of all ages and gender who are interested in continuing their education in family life skills. 

 

The motto: Make The World A Better Place By Having Lived In It.

 

OHCE Noble County Clubs  

OHCE Group President Meeting Time/Day
Bliss Homemakers 
Est 1976
Arleta Pulliam -
aepulliam@att.net

 1 p.m. - 2nd Monday each month
Ladies of 76'
Est 1926
Mary Saunders -
billmary70@yahoo.com
1 p.m. - 2nd Monday each month
Oak Grove 
Est 1922
Debbie Mote -
ddmote@hotmail.com
7 p.m. - 1st Tuesday each month
Town & Country
Est 1958
Marie Holba -
mholba32354@gmail.com
6 p.m. - 1st Tuesday of each month

 

Co-Parenting for Resilience

Oklahoma Court Approved Class for Divorcing Parents. This is the place to find information on classes for divorcing parents.

 

What is this class all about?

How parents handle the divorce can make it better or worse for their children.
Many children have a very difficult time adjusting to their parents' divorce.
This can lead to depression, anxiety, academic failure, delinquency, drug use, teen pregnancy, and other negative outcomes. Children may also fear the loss of one or both of their parents and have a hard time switching between their parents' homes.

 

Co-parenting classes teach parents to handle their emotions better and to keep their children out of the middle of their divorce. They also offer many positive tips on how to talk with your child to help him or her to adjust more quickly to the divorce.
Researchers who have studied the effects of these classes have found them to be beneficial for most parents. 

 

After taking the class, most parents agree that the class was worthwhile and helpful. 

 

Do I have to take the class?

The short answer is yes.

 

Because research has shown that divorce can cause so many problems for children, many judges in Oklahoma have been ordering couples to a co-parenting workshop for years.

 

Now that research has shown the positive benefits of these classes, the Oklahoma State Legislature passed a law requiring all parents of a minor child that are divorcing for reasons of incompatibility to attend a co-parenting workshop before their divorce will be granted.

 

If you are in an domestic violence shelter or involved in a relationship in which there is ongoing domestic violence, your judge may exempt you from the class. You should talk with your lawyer.

 

You can request to not take the class with the person you are divorcing regardless of whether you have a restraining order. Please indicate the name of the person on your registration form.

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