Online Courses

The Texas Cooperative Parenting Course is offered online in English and in Spanish. The web address is

The fee to take the online course is $34.95 per person and may be paid online with a credit card. You will receive a certificate once you complete the course. Fees for any of these courses may be waived due to inability to pay. Contact for more information.

The Cooperative Parenting Program (CPP) provides a 9-hour series of six parenting forums, which focus on the needs of children and parents in the aftermath of separation or divorce.


  • To provide information that helps parents understand the effects of separation/divorce on children.
  • To raise awareness of the need for on-going, meaningful relationships between children and both parents following family break-up.
  • To promote positive parenting practices aimed at helping children's healthy adjustment and development during and after divorce.
  • To promote cooperative, shared parenting between separated, divorced, or never-married parents.

Notice for the Cooperative Parenting Forums

Cooperative Parenting forums will be offered on Wednesdays (for Non-Custodial Parents) and Thursdays (for Custodial Parents) from 3:00 P.M. until 4:30 P.M. The forums are not offered on evenings or weekends.

Please note there will not be any Cooperative Parenting Forums during the holidays on November 23 & 24, 2016 and December 21 & 22, 2016.

Send registration forms to:

Drop off address

Travis County
Domestic Relations Office
1010 Lavaca
Austin, Texas 78701

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing address

Travis County
Domestic Relations Office
P.O.Box 1495
Austin, Texas 78767-1495


2017 Cooperative Parenting Program Class Schedule


Travis County
Domestic Relations Office
1010 Lavaca
Austin, TX 78701

How to Register:

You may complete and print the registration form online or pick up a form at Domestic Relations Office. Complete the registration form and drop off or mail the form to the Domestic Relations Office.
registration form

Forum Descriptions

The entire series of Cooperative Parent Forums consist of six (6) modules. Each forum is 90 minutes long. Forums do not have to be attended in order.

Forum #1: Parents, Children and the Court

Focuses on the benefits of ongoing, meaningful relationships between child and both parents; addresses some of the realities of the court's involvement in the lives of the parents, and also the limits of litigation and court intervention. Seeks to encourage mediation and compromise.

Forum #2: Positive Co-Parenting

Addresses many of the challenges facing children in "families apart." Parents discuss ways that children are "put in the middle" and exchange strategies for easing children's stress and anxiety.

Forum #3: Child Development

Examines ways that children are affected by family break-up and ongoing parental conflict at different stages and ages. Small-group discussions allow parents to share concerns and suggestions with others who have children of similar ages.

Forum #4: Communication

Addresses the need for ongoing communication between parents, but on new terms. Discussions center around support and boundaries, as well as what relationships are beneficial to you and your child.

Forum #5: Conflict Resolution

Examines strategies for tackling communication barriers and provides tips for resolving conflicts between parents. Exercises allow you to address difficulties between you and the co-parent.

Forum #6: Anger Management

Focuses on positive and negative aspects of anger and how to best respond to those feelings. Discussions surround anger awareness and alternative techniques for processing feelings and behaviors.