OUR CHILDREN FIRST is a county mandated parent education program aimed at assisting divorcing parents in ameliorating the disruptive consequences of divorce on their children. Utilizing videos, discussions and role plays, parents are sensitized to a child’s view of divorce and taught to remain a stable force in their children’s life. In this four hour seminar, parents are informed about: child development – which may serve as a basis for planning parenting time, potential pitfalls to avoid, and taught skills to help their child cope with the many adjustments required of them and parents through the divorce process. This program emphasizes that children need both parents; divorce does not change a child’s need for an ongoing relationship with a mother and a father. Divorcing parents are taught how to co-parent their children during this painful and chaotic time.