Parents Forever: Co-Parenting Education

Over 16,000 children experience their parents’ divorce in Wisconsin each year. Many other children experience the separation of their never-married parents. This is an extremely stressful time for parents and children alike, and often leads to serious problems for the children.

But it doesn’t have to. Research has identified the specific skills that parents need to learn, to make co-parenting successful. Research has also confirmed that co-parenting classes, like the ones that UW-Extension offers, can be very effective at helping families weather this period in good shape.

While the divorce or separation of parents is a hard time, it is also a sensitive period in which the co-parents are establishing a new relationship, and in which each hour of our instruction can have a much larger impact than usual. In that sense, this is a strategic Extension program: targeted to an exact point in the lifespan when people can learn and change rapidly, and delivering a proven program that makes a tangible difference in lives.

Ashland County Parents Forever: Co-Parenting Class Information

Co-parenting education in 2024 will be presented Virtually and In-Person. Virtual (V) classes will be held online through Zoom video conference. An internet connection, webcam, microphone, and active participation are required to certify course completion. In-Person (IP) classes will be held at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, Ashland, WI 54806

Offered monthly in Ashland and Bayfield Counties for divorcing parents and others involved in co-parenting situations.  Explore healthy strategies for parenting between two households and keeping kids out of the middle of parent conflicts.

Online registration and fees must be submitted 5 business days before class. Registration Fee is $20. Please contact the Ashland & Bayfield Extension Offices to discuss payment methods.

Helpful Hints for Connecting to Zoom Meetings   (PDF, 2pgs,166KB)

*If participating virtually, an internet connection, webcam, microphone and active participation are required to certify course completion.

2024 Classes Offered Virtually (V) and In-Person (IP)*

  • Tuesday, March 19: 1 – 4pm (IP)
  • Thursday, February 15: 9 am – noon (V)
  • Monday, April 17: 5 – 8pm (V)
  • Tuesday, May 21: 9am – Noon (V)
  • Monday, June 10: 5 – 8pm (V)
  • Wednesday, August 7: 1 – 4pm (V)
  • Thursday, September 12: 9am – noon (IP)
  • Wednesday, October 16: 5 – 8 pm (V)
  • Tuesday, December 10: 9am – noon (V)

*Note: If none of these times will work for you, contact us to discuss alternate options.

If you have questions or are having difficulty registering or need to make other arrangements, please contact the following Extension Educators: or 715-682-7017 (Ashland County). or 715-395-1426  (Bayfield County) or