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Welcome to the Family and Consumer Sciences page! Find information and resources about youth, family, health and home.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Extension unit of OSU Extension is made up of human scientists (i.e., county educators and extension specialists) from Oklahoma State University who focus on issues that affect our daily lives. These issues include: Health, Hunger, Environment, Finances, Family Breakdown, Jobs and Employment, Resilience, Risky Behaviors, Safety, and Agricultural Science. We work closely with Extension’s 4-H to support positive youth development in the state. We work together as issue teams to bring the best science to solving problems and enhancing lives.


The goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is to help Oklahoma’s families, youth and individuals develop and grow in safe and healthy ways. This is approached through research-based education that focuses on building upon our understanding of the different aspects of their lives and how they affect others. We survey the population in Oklahoma in each county through issue scanning and our local program advisory committees (PACs) to learn about their needs and how we can help provide education that helps people improve society and the economy.

Oklahoma Home and Community Education

OHCE is a state-wide organization with a presence in every county in Oklahoma that helps individual members, their families and communities develop a higher level of living through education. OHCE’s ultimate mission is to educate its members to be well-informed and able to handle change in their homes and communities. This organization is very well positioned to develop community leaders and informed citizens through research based educational programs. Through the partnership with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, OHCE is able to provide further opportunities to apply community service projects statewide.

Co-Parenting for Resilience

A program for parents experiencing separation and/or divorce and those who may be seeking custody, visitation or paternity of minor children.


This class content includes information on child development and parenting techniques to help parents help their children adjust to their changing family lifestyle.  The immediate and long term effects of divorce on children, communicating with children and the co-parent, and shared parenting time are discussed.  Participants will receive practical research based information from handouts, videos, and discussion.  Families are referred to literature, support, OSU Extension classes, and other sources of information for Co-Parenting for Resilience. 


The cost of the Co-Parenting classes provided by the Pittsburg County Cooperative Extension Services is $30.00 (cash, checks, money orders, or cashier checks).  Participants will receive: 

  1. Parents Resilience Materials Packet
  2. Certificate of Completion.


Online Course

Given current concerns for limiting group gathering and maintaining social distancing, Pittsburg County is temporarily allowing the Co-Parenting for Resilience program to be taken online.   Information is listed in the link below.  Please feel free to contact Rachel Lockwood with any questions or concerns.


Standing Dates monthly: 1st Tuesday of month - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:  OSU Extension Service Auditorium, 707 West Electric Avenue, McAlester, Oklahoma

*Note:  Registration and payment must be received by Pittsburg County Extension Service four (4) days prior to the scheduled meeting.


Co-Parenting for Resilience Online Course

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