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.

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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. It is important to check with the court in the county in which your case is filed to see if Focus on Kids is an option for you, and to find out which class format (in-person class or online course) meets the necessary requirements.

In-person classes

To find a class in your area, see FOK Events (listed by county). If you don't see a class listed, contact an instructor near you.

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Online course

Court permission is required to ensure that the online course fulfills mandated requirements. Follow steps below to register and log in.

  1. Register with Focus on Kids (for cases filed in Boone and Callaway counties, your court-assigned case number is required):
  2. Confirmation email with instructions should arrive immediately once you register (check spam/junk folder if not in inbox). Click the link in this email to confirm, to pay for the course and to activate your account. If you filed a certificate of inability to pay with the court, email that to us so your account can be marked as paid.
  3. Access the online course by logging in with your email and password:
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Problems with the online course? Contact us at or 573-808-0076.

Badge showing that FOK is certified by the Divorce Education Assessment Collaborative, Sept. 2023-Aug. 2028

The Focus on Kids curriculum has been certified by the Divorce Education Assessment Collaborative (DEAC) which is a standardized assessment tool for divorce education courses across the nation.

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