Focus on Kids: Gasconade County Parent Education Program (Circuit: 20th)


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.

Cost: $45 per person, payable by cash, check, or money order payable to Gasconade County Extension Council.

To register contact:
Gasconade County MU Extension Office
1106 West Hwy 28
Owensville, MO 65066

Class Location:
Gasconade County Farm Bureau Meeting Room
1106 West Hwy 28
Owensville, MO 65066

Focus on Kids contact:
Dave Hileman
[email protected] 

2021 Sessions: (5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)

  • Wednesday, August 4 
  • Wednesday, October 6 
  • Wednesday, December 1

Additional Information:

  • 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 24 hours prior to the date of the class you wish to attend.
  • Registration at the door will not be accepted.
  • If you need to reschedule, please do so 24 hours before the day you are scheduled to attend. Fee will be forfeited if you do not reschedule before the class or fail to attend. No refunds unless the session is cancelled.
  • 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. Participants will receive a certificate to verify their attendance.
  • 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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