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Family Development Online Courses

Online Courses for Families

Are you looking for personal education in the areas of parent education, resource management, or stress management? The following listing summarizes the options available through the Extension Center for Family Development. Most are free or low cost. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Parent Education

Parents Forever™ Online Course for Parents

Who:
Parent or caregiver who is experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change
What:
Gain valuable skills and tools to reduce the effects of the family transition on you and your children. Meets all 25 minimum standards required by Minnesota Statute 518.157 for Minnesota court-ordered education. Also available in person.
When:
On demand; 8 hours
Cost:
$89; reduced fee available
Format:
Online course with videos, interactive activities, quizzes, and more (See Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course?)

Parents Forever™ Online Course for North Dakota Parents

Who:
Parent or caregiver who is experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change through the North Dakota court system
What:
Explore valuable skills and tools to reduce the effects of the family transition on you and your children. In partnership with North Dakota State University Extension Service to ensure it meets recommendations for parent education through the North Dakota court system. Also available in person (ND).
When:
On demand; 4.5 hours
Cost:
$69
Format:
Online course with videos, interactive activities, quizzes, and more (See Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course?)

Games Divorcing Parents Play Webinar

Who:
Parent or caregiver experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change; or any professional who work with families experiencing this type of transition
What:
Learn to identify and address some of the "games" divorcing parents play that can negatively affect their children.
When:
On demand; 30 minutes
Cost:
Free
Format:
Other

Growing Up Resilient Webinar

Who:
Parent or caregiver experiencing a family transition like divorce, separation, or custody change; or any professional who work with families experiencing this type of transition
What:
Gain an understanding about what resiliency is and how to build resiliency in children.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Recorded webinar

Parenting with a Good Heart Online Courses

Who:
Any parent or caregiver concerned about giving "too much" to their children and families; or any professional who works with families
What:
Learn how overindulgence affects all types of families and get practical, easy parenting tools to use right away.
When:
On demand;; two 1 hour courses
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos and quiz

Parenting in the Age of Overindulgence Online Course

Who:
Any parent or caregiver concerned about giving "too much" to their children and families; or any professional who works with families
What:
Gain an understanding of what overindulgence is, and tools to identify and address overindulgence.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos and quiz

Resource Management

Seminar for Parents: College Finance

Who:
Parent or caregiver of college-aged children
What:
Learn about tools that can help your college-aged children manage their finances.
When:
On demand; amount of time varies
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online lessons and additional resources

Invest NOW: Money in Retirement Online Course

Who:
Any person needing help understanding investment and retirement
What:
Explore the basics of investing, including finding money to invest, understanding retirement plans/IRAs/Social Security, and more.
When:
On demand; 5 hours
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos, activities, self-assessments, and resources (See Is My Computer Ready to Take the Course?)

Renter 101 Online Course

Who:
Any person living in a rental unit now or in the future
What:
Learn how to navigate the rental process, better manage resources to pay rent, choose and apply for affordable housing, communicate effectively, maintain a home, and more.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos, resources, and quiz

Stress Management

Change: Loss, Opportunity, and Resilience Online Course

Who:
Any person dealing with a stressful event
What:
Learn about change and its effects on you.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos, resources, and quiz

Staying Resilient in Times of Change Online Course

Who:
Any person dealing with a stressful event
What:
Explore how change can be an "opportunity" and get tips for bouncing back from unexpected changes.
When:
On demand; 1 hour
Cost:
Free
Format:
Online course with videos, resources, and quiz

Related Resources

Managing Your College Life: Your Money Your Housing Your Time — Online resources that help students better manage their first years of college.

Dealing with Stress: An Educational Web-based Series — Online workshops help you identify and battle the stress. For those in agriculture or anyone experiencing stress.

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