Mediation Works North remains committed to its mission since its inception, which is:

Providing support to families in transition of divorce and separation.

The program supports parents in any stage of their divorce or separation, including re-partnering
parents with blended-family relationships not involved in a court action. Blended families are the
fastest-growing family structure in the United States today.

Family members, like grandparents, close aunts, or uncles, are often crucial support persons to
parents and children during transitions of divorce and separation. There is also a growing number
of grandparents raising their grandchildren.


General FAQs

There are differences in style and content, but all courses have the same legislative topics requirements. Different providers teach differently. The Impact Parent Education course is comprised of short videos, lectures, and printable materials and resources.
Depending on the structure of the course, time commitments will vary.
In-person takes more time and requires parents to drive to classes. Online Parent Education is convenient and can be taken anywhere and anytime.
Did you know that parent education can make a positive difference in helping parents raise their children apart after a breakup? It's true! Providing parents with the right tools to co-parent effectively can help create a positive environment for their children. So, if you're going through a separation or divorce, Impact Parent Education provides parents with support that can benefit you and your children.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the legal process, court terms, court hearings, custody terminology, court procedures, child support, rights of parentage, Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, and domestic violence; Parenting considerations, such as parenting time, alienation, communication, conflict resolution, impacts of parental conflict, emotional support for children, and blended family challenges; Conflict resolution, communication, stages of grief, relationship breakup, letting go, and moving forward.
Parent education empowers parents to make informed, child-centered decisions before and after the court case ends.
Parent education provides information and support to divorcing, separated, and unmarried parents.
The legislature believes that parent education provides beneficial support for parents and significantly reduces the time and costs of litigation.

FAQs about the Impact Parent Education Program

Downloadable materials are provided with the Impact Parent Education. There is also an audio option. These provide a library of resources at parents’ fingertips. Mediation Works North, LLC owns the copyright for the materials contained in the Impact Parent Educationprogram. While the materials are downloadable and should be kept as a resource for parents, we ask that parents not print or share the materials with others.
No, the course is easy to navigate and there is no need for special internet connections.
The Impact Parent Education course provides an immediately downloadable certificate, that can be printed, and an electronic copy can be forwarded to your attorney.
Keep a printed and electronic copy for future reference. Forward a copy of the certificate to your attorney, if you have retained one. If you do not have an attorney, provide a copy to the court administration office where you case is filed. If you are completing online dissolution documents, attach a copy of the Certificate of Completion to your Joint Petition.
Courts determined that parent education lessens litigation time and costs. Parent education also decreases the chances of parents returning to court over future child-related issues. It believes that parent education encourages parents to establish a vital working relationship for their children’s sake.
The Impact Parent Education program is approved by the Minnesota Supreme Court and meets all statutory requirements.
Yes, it is the same. The name of the course was simplified to Impact Parent Education.
Yes, the parenting course is an online course that is entirely mobile device-friendly.
There are over 25 topics included in this course, including but not limited to the courts, attorneys, court processes, court orders, responsibilities of unmarried parents, Right of Parentage, child support, Alternative dispute resolution, parenting time, alienation, gatekeeping, loyalty conflicts, parental anger, and competition, parent communications and conflict resolutions, domestic violence, support for parents, and support for children.
Click the registration button, enter your information, pay for the course with the credit card of your choice, and set up your account so you can enter the course as many times as you need.** Please be sure your email address is correct and you write down your password for repeated access to your course. Also, please use the name listed on your court order with the correct capitalization so your Certificate of Completion is correct. The system uses your name as listed on your online registration.

The Certificate of Completion is immediately downloadable upon completion of the course. Parents should print a copy and keep their electronic copy for their files. Please provide a copy of the certificate to your attorney or file your certificate with the court where your case is filed. If you do not have an attorney, provide a copy to the court administration office where your case is filed. If you have completed online court documents without attorneys, attach a copy of the Certificate of Completion to file with your Joint Petition.

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