Program helps families deal with divorce

Classes begin on Tuesday

Classes designed to help families cope with divorce and separation will be held this month at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano.

The three-week “Parents Forever” program, which begins Tuesday, is for parents with minor children. Its intent is to minimize parental conflict while keeping the children out of the middle of parental issues, according to a press release from Nancy Schultz, University of Wisconsin-Extension family living educator for Shawano County.

Classes will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 24. Preregistration is required. A registration form must be filled out and sent along with payment of $15 for each parent participating the night of the first class. To register online, go to

Sessions will focus on guidelines for cooperative parenting, creating a parenting plan, stress and communication and managing conflict.

Some couples choose to attend the program together. Others attend separately. Children should not attend the classes.

For information, contact Schultz at 715-526-6136 or