Approved Parenting Courses

Harris County Parenting Courses:

All parents who are parties in divorce cases with suits affecting the parent-child relationship or motions to modify custody filed on or after May 1, 1997, MUST attend an educational seminar for divorcing or divorced parents prior to appearing in Court for final orders.

Certificates verifying attendance by both parents at one of the parent education seminars listed below should be filed with the clerk of the court in which the case is pending prior to any testimony being offered at a final hearing.

EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2001
TESTIMONY WILL NOT BE TAKEN IN FINAL HEARINGS INVOLVING CHILDREN UNLESS THE CERTIFICATE FOR PARENTING CLASSES IS ON FILE WITH THE COURT.

SUGGESTED PARENTING CLASSES

  1. Children Cope – 713-952-COPE
  2. Escape – 713-942-9500
  3. Children in the Middle – 713-468-8356
  4. Parents Apart – 281-333-5866
  5. Family Education Institute – 713-688-9122
  6. Centro Infantil De Pelchin – 713-730-2335
  7. Stop the Conflict – 713-520-5370
  8. Building New Beginnings (Escape Center) – tel:713-942-9500
  9. Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center – 281-446-2615
  10. Putting Kids First – 888-777-2298

SUGGESTED PARENTING CLASSES FOR ADOPTIONS

Escape – 713-942-9500
Circle of Love
Building Confident Families
The First Five

ONLINE PARENTING CLASSES

Positive Parenting Through Divorce
The Parenting PartnershipPutting Kids First

COURT ORDERED AND MANDATORY HARRIS COUNTY PARENTING CLASSES

Children Cope
5858 Westheimer, STE 706
Houston, TX 77057
Website
713-952-2673
(Directions)
TWO ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:
Wellness Center
7731 S.W.Frwy/59 South
Houston, TX 77074
Saturday Class Seminary from 9am – 1pm, Adults only

O.J. McDowell Bldg
212 Houston Street
Rosenberg, TX 77469
Please call for schedule: 281-341-8685

Depelchin Children’s Center(Spanish Classes)
450 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Multiple Counseling and Family Services: 713-730-2335

Escape Family Resource Center (Spanish Classes)
3210 Eastside
Houston, TX 77098
Multiple Counseling and Family Services: 713-942-9500

Family Services of Greater Houston(formerly Family Service Center)
Multiple Counseling and Family Services: 713-861-4849

Parents Apart – A Kid’s Sake Program
1120 NASA Parkway, STE 220
Houston, TX 77058
281-333-5688

Stop the Conflict
Bill Ferguson
2435 North Blvd.
713-520-5370
Divorce As Friends

Cradles/KIND.E.Rx Clinic
303 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77007
Please call to reserve space: 281-200-9210

Fort Bend County Parenting Courses:

Except for good cause shown to the Court, all parties to lawsuits in which there are minor children (whether conservatorship is contested or not) are required to attend a parent education seminar within 30 days of filing for Petitioner and 30 days of service for Respondent.

  • a certificate verifying attendance at the parent education seminar shall be filed with the Court upon completion and filed with the District Clerk

APPROVED PARENTING COURSES

Escape Family Resource Center
Locations in Richmond and Houston
(713) 942-9500
Learn to Parent

DePelchin Children’s Center
Locations in Stafford and Houston
(713) 730-2335
Depelchin Children’s Center

Divorce as Friends – Stop the Conflict Houston
(713) 520-5370
Divorce as Friends

APPROVED ONLINE PARENTING COURSES

The Court has approved the following online courses:

Putting Kids First
Kids First Texas
Family Affairs
Parenting Chocie
The Parenting Partnerships
TXParent
Parent Class Online

The Court must approve any other online course not listed above in advance. You must submit a course syllabus in order to get an approval.

Galveston County Parenting Courses:

Texas Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course
Course for Parents

Parenting Choices
Parenting Choice

Court Approved Parenting and Divorce Class
Court Approved Parenting

Texas Cooperative Parenting Course
TXParent

Kids First Co-Parenting Class
Kids First Today

On-Line Parenting Class
Parenting Class Online

Life Matters Parenting Class
Life Matters

Between Two Homes
Making Two Homes Work

Positive Parenting Through Divorce
Positive Parenting Through Divorce

Helping Children After Divorce
Helping Children After Divorce

Montgomery County Parenting Courses:

IN PERSON COURSE PROVIDERS

Counseling Center (United Way Building)
1600 Lake Front Circle
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
(936) 900-8900
Parent Education & Family Stabilization Class

Counseling Center of Montgomery County
212 Conroe Drive
Conroe, Texas 77301
(936) 760-1880
Counseling Center of Montgomery County

Consider the Children
(832) 671-7879

Counseling Concepts
(832) 790-4642

ONLINE PARENTING COURSE PROVIDERS*

The Texas Cooperative Parenting Course
TXParent

*Some courts will not accept online courses. Be sure to check with your court before taking an online course