NDSU Extension - Ward County


Ward County Extension

Administrative Building | Suite 123

225 3rd St SE

PO Box 5005

Minot, ND 58702-5005


Office Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 701.857.6444


Fax: 701.857.6454


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Parents Forever

Educational program for parents. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


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Whether you are married and seeking divorce or never married but now separating, the impact on your child(ren) is significant. Research indicates that traumatic and/or stressful events can affect children as young as one year old. Parents want to do their best to minimize the negative impact and keep their children from getting in the middle of the conflict between the parents.

Parents Forever™ is an education program developed by University of Minnesota Extension based on the research about the effects of divorce on children. Research on program effectiveness was conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. Parents Forever™ has been taught by NDSU Extension Agents for more than 10 years.





  • Four-hour course that helps parents learn valuable skills to reduce effects of divorce or separation on their children and themselves
  • Available online or in-person
  • Customized for North Dakota parents experiencing divorce or separation
  • Recommended by the North Dakota Supreme Court and North Dakota Bar Association
  • A certificate will be made available upon completion of class (either online or in person)

Register now for a Parents Forever course:

    For information on the effectiveness of Parents Forever™, see Does Parents Forever™ Work? on the University of Minnesota Extension website. You may also be interested in Frequently Asked Questions by Parents on the University of Minnesota Extension website.

    The Parents Forever In-Person course is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ward County Administration Building and includes a break for lunch.

    The fee to attend any of on-going programs is $55 per person. Parents showing proof of participation in WIC, Food Stamps TANF, Housing Assistance, SSI or SSDI will have their class fee reduced to $20.00.

    For more information or to pre-register call 857-6450.

    Parents Forever Class Schedule:


    See schedule for current availability


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