Live Kids First Classes Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, live presentations of the Kids First Class have been suspended until further notice. Live classes have been replaced by Kids First Home Study Classes. Home study classes have been approved by the Family Court of Lackawanna County.

KIDS FIRST HOME STUDY CLASSES NOW REQUIRED

Who is this class for?

Parents Court Ordered to Take a Parent Divorce Education Class

Ordered by the Family Court of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Ordered by the Family Court of Schuylkill  County, Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Program

Ordered by a Different Family Court

Important Information

Not Court Ordered. For Personal Interest Only

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Class Description

The Kids First Home Study Class has been designed to help parents and other caregivers to safeguard the well-being of children during and after a parental breakup.

The class includes research highlights identifying what helps and hinders children as they cope with parental breakups. Building on that evidence, a Family Transition Plan is presented consisting of fifteen positive steps parents can take to ensure the well-being of their children. The class resources include a workbook and a series of mini videos.

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Administration

Certificate of Completion

After registering for Kids First Home Study Class, parents will be mailed a book and a test. A series of mini videos are available on this website. After reviewing the book and viewing at least six videos, parents should take the test and return it to Kids First by mail, email, or fax. A score of 80% is required as a passing grade, as well as documenting the viewing of at least six videos. After passing the test, parents will receive a Certificate of Completion from Kids First by mail or email. Additionally, Kids First will send a copy of the certificate to the Family Court of Lackawanna County. Parents from other counties will need to submit their certificates to their home court jurisdictions.

Non-Compliance Reported in Lackawanna County

Kids First reports both compliance and non-compliance to the Family Court of Lackawanna County. Parents failing to comply with the court order to complete this class may be held in contempt of court.

Kids First is Based in Scranton Pennsylvania

Kids First Divorce Education Resources is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Kids First is not part of or affiliated with any other business or program registered in any other state that includes, in part or in whole, the name “Kids First.” Parents should be aware that there are many parent divorce education programs throughout the country that share the name “Kids First.”

Fee for Taking This Class

There is a $40 fee to take this class. Payment should be made when you register for the class.

Taking This Class to Satisfy an Order from a Court Other than Lackawanna County

Other courts may or may not accept the Kids First Home Study Class to satisfy their court orders to complete a parent divorce education class.

Kids First cannot guarantee acceptance of this class as a substitute for court ordered classes other than the Family Court of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Parents are encouraged to check with their home courts to verify that this class will be an acceptable alternative for satisfying their court orders. A link for a program description is listed below.

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About The Author

About Dr. Chet Muklewicz

Dr. Chet Muklewicz is a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist. He has 25 years of specialized experience acquired as a parent divorce educator, as a trainer to legal and mental health professionals, as a therapist specializing in children of divorce, and as an author. Dr. Chet has presented this class to over 25,000 parents. In his private practice he has helped thousands of families cope with parental breakups and transition into healthy two-home families.  He is the author of Safeguarding the Well-Being of Children During & After a Parental Breakup.

Register by Mail

Complete and submit a registration form along with a check or money order in the amount of $40 made payable to “Kids First.”  Mail your registration and payment to: Kids First, 1030 Marion St, Scranton, PA 18509. A link for a registration form is listed below.

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Please enter name as it appears on court order