Welcome Message: This Course is approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families

Thank you for joining us for the “Parenting After Divorce” – Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course. This course is approved by Florida Department of Children and Families. Resolute Mediation & Arbitration Inc. / ADRA is an approved provider and this course curriculum fulfills the requirements under Chapter 61.21, F.S.

This course is made available to all parents who want to gain “know-how” in dealing with parenting issues after divorce. In order to successfully complete this course you have to watch it in its entirety and pass the final knowledge check. Each module will have an end quiz specific to that module, to help you prepare for the final knowledge check.

Disclaimers: “The components of the parenting course are intended for educational purposes only. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute mental health therapy, give information on specific mental health disorders nor medications to treat mental health disorders. Participants are encouraged to discuss specific mental health questions with a licensed mental health therapist of their choice.”

“The legal component of the parenting course provides general Florida family law principles. The presentation of this material is not intended to constitute legal advice. Participants are encouraged to  consult with a licensed attorney for answers to specific legal questions.”

Course Outline:

The course is divided into 8 modules ending with the final knowledge test.

  1. Legal aspects of deciding child-related issues between parents. “Best interest of the child(ren)”
  2. Emotional aspects of separation and divorce on adults.
  3. Emotional aspects of separation and divorce on children.
  4. Family relationships and family dynamics.
  5. Financial responsibilities to children.
  6. Issues regarding spousal or child abuse and neglect.
  7. Skill-based relationship education; communication and conflict resolution.
  8. Reflections and planning – How to apply what you have learned.

Some modules have multiple units; most modules will have an end quiz to help you prepare for the final knowledge check. Some modules are interactive  and there is additional reading material attached. The entire course should take 4-5 hours to complete depending on your pace. You can always stop and return to where you left if / when needed.

To earn your certificate for this course you have to pass the final knowledge check with a 70 % score or higher. You have unlimited number of attempts to pass the knowledge check.

After completing the course please take a few moments to complete the survey or write a course review.

Course Outcome:

After completing this course parents will: have a greater appreciation of actions that are in the best interest of their children; understand legal concepts related to separation / divorce and aspects influencing child-related issues between parents; overcome emotional aspects of separation on parents and emotional impact on children; communicate with the children and explain what divorce means for them without traumatizing them; communicate with each other; create an efficient parenting plan; learn parents’ financial responsibilities after divorce; know what is domestic abuse and steps to take to keep themselves and their children safe; community resources.

If you request indigent status fee click here to download a Parenting Course Indigent Status Form. Status is approved/denied ONLY based on submission of the form AND additional supporting documentation (i.e. pay stubs, tax returns).

Course Curriculum

Parenting Course – Welcome Message to Parents 00:05:00
Course Instructor - Welcome message to parents
Parenting Course – Introduction 00:04:00
Parenting Course - Introduction
Parenting Course Module 1 – Legal Aspects 00:10:00
Legal aspects of deciding child-related issues between parents. Custody, Visitation, Support, Medical Decisions, Education Decisions, How courts make custody decisions.
Parenting Course Module 1 – Legal Aspects of Child Related Issues 00:00:00
Module 1 Cont. - Legal Aspects of Child Related Issues
Parenting Course Module 1 – Best Interest of the Child 00:00:00
Module 1 Cont. - Best Interest of the Child
Parenting Course Module 2 – Emotional Impact of Separation 00:12:00
Emotional aspects of separation and divorce on adults. Divorce - One of the top 10 stressors in life. Emotional and Mental Health. Physical Health. Different Reactions to Stress. Impact on Social Behaviors. Impact on Daily Life. Parents' Guilt. Support Network
Parenting Course Module 3- Emotional Impact of Separation 00:11:00
Emotional aspects of separation and divorce on children. Telling your children you are divorcing. Internalizing / Externalizing Feelings. Conflict between parents. Quality time. Structure and stability. Children Reactions. When to Seek Help.
Parenting Course Module 4- Family Relationships 00:12:00
Family relationships and family dynamics. Reacting to your child's response to divorce. Conflict affects adults and children. Children respond to divorce based on your reaction. Dating and your children. The parenting continuum
Parenting Course Module 5- Financial Responsibilities 00:20:00
Financial responsibilities. Identifying your financial change and options. Identifying your responsibility. Acknowledging the court mandated responsibility of the other parent. Keeping accurate and up to date records. Child support. Additional reading.
Parenting Course Module 6 – Spousal and Child Abuse 00:15:00
Issues regarding spousal or child abuse and neglect. What is considered spousal or child abuse or neglect. What constitutes and physical or emotional harm? The law promotes safety of children. How does family violence impact children? Temporary impact. Long term impact. Reactions. Social Stigma. Depression/Anxiety/Dissociation. Impact on performance at school. More inclined for drug or alcohol abuse, depression or suicide.
Parenting Course Module 6 Cont. – Domestic Violence & Child Abuse 00:00:00
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse - Cont.
Parenting Course Module 7- Reducing Conflict 00:20:00
Reducing conflict.Handling anger. "I" messages. Being a good listener. Creative Problem solving. Relating as business partners
Parenting Course Module 8 – Reflections & Planning 00:20:00
Module 8 Reflections & Planning
Florida Parenting Quiz Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Great Course!


    The course was easy and clear to understand. Overall a great course.

  2. Best course for the best price.


    This was a very informative course. I was required to take it by the courts during my divorce. I am glad I did. I will apply what I have learned from this course to my daily life and I am sure that it will have a positive impact. It was also very easy to use the system and allowed me to go at my own pace. Best price of all the providers listed!

    • Mrs. Hardy,

      We truly appreciate your feedback and comments. If at anytime you need assistance or have questions don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of mediators and instructors will gladly assist.



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    Helpful tips for divorcing couples with children.


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