Focus on Kids: Boone County Parent Education Program (Circuit: 13th)


Parents who are divorcing or separating face unique challenges in parenting their children while living apart. The purpose of the Focus on Kids (FOK) program is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children through the divorce/separation process, and to help parents develop ways to effectively work together as co-parents.

Conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts, the Focus on Kids program satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing and creating or modifying a custody order to complete an educational parenting program.

Pre-registration and payment is required 24 hours prior to the class.

All in-person classes for Boone county have been cancelled through the rest of the year; however, the FOK online class is available and accepted by the court. To register for an online session, please visit: 

Cost: $60 per person.

Pre-registration is required. To register contact:
Circuit Clerk
Boone County Courthouse
705 E. Walnut
Columbia, MO 65201

Focus on Kids contact:
MU Dept. of Human Development & Family Science
[email protected]

Additional Information:

  • In accordance with MU Policy, masks are required to be worn regardless of vaccination status
  • Divorcing parents need to attend the workshop separately.
  • Since childcare is not provided; children are not allowed to attend.
  • Pre-registration and payment are required 48 hours prior to the date of the class you wish to attend.
  • Registration at the door will not be accepted.
  • Fees are forfeited if a participant fails to attend.
  • Sign-in and sign-out are required. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early and to stay for the entire 2½ hour session.
  • Late participants will not be permitted to attend and will also forfeit the class fees. Please be in the classroom 10 minutes early to sign in, receive materials and complete forms.
  • Attendance is confirmed after you have completed a session. The facilitator or office will send verification to the Circuit Clerk.
  • If you need special accommodations because of a disability, or materials in an alternative format, please contact the Program Facilitator at least 72 hours prior to class.

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