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peace Online Co-Parenting Effectively Program

Welcome to the Online PEACE Program

Prior to attending Mediation, or prior to your final dissolution, you must complete this online co-parenting program (PEACE) to learn important facts regarding child custody mediation; including the following:

  • The mediation process
  • Emotional issues and children's needs
  • Co-parenting and parent communication
  • Creating a parenting plan


What to Expect

  • Plan for a minimum of 2 hours to complete the program.
  • You must use a desktop or laptop computer to complete the online PEACE program. You will not be able to complete it on your cell phone or tablet.
  • Make sure you are able to turn up the volume to listen to the videos included in this program. If you are having issues with the video portion, see our troubleshooting FAQ.
  • Click the "Start Program Now" button below to start the program.
  • Read through each section of the program.
  • Once you have completed a section, take the quiz at the end of the section and then click on the link to continue.
  • At the end of the class, you will be provided with a password which will allow you to either print or email a Verification of Attendance Certificate to file with the court. You will need to have your case number available as you are required to enter it and your name on your certificate.

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Alternative To PEACE If You Don't Have A Computer: As stated above, the PEACE class can only be taken on a computer. If you do not have a computer, the Parenting After Separation Course through Families Change is accepted by the court at an alternative to PEACE that can be taken on a smartphone or a tablet. (Cost: Free) If you choose to take this class, please save your certificate at the end and either email a PDF version of the certificate to FCSPeace@sbcourts.org or bring a hard copy of the certificate to the Family Law Clerk's Office. You must write your family law case number on your certificate or, if you are emailing it to us, please include your case number in the email. The link to the Parenting After Separation class is below:



Contact Information:

South County:

Santa Barbara Office 
Family Court Services
1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

SB Mediation 882-4667
SB Family Law Facilitator   882-4660


Santa Barbara Community Resources

SB Area Drug Treatment & Testing - Agencias de Exámenes y Tratamiento de Drogas

Online Resources for High Conflict Parents


North County:

Santa Maria Office
Family Court Services
312 E. Cook St.
New Clerks’ Office Bldg., 2nd Fl.
Santa Maria, CA 93454 

SM Mediation 614-6429
SM Family Law Facilitator   614-6442

Lompoc Office
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA


Resources for Parents and Children (North County)

Recursos Para Padres y Niños

Online Resources for High Conflict Parents

Youth and Family Mental Health and Wellness Resource Directory

Salud Mental y Bienestar para Jóvenes y Familias

Family Services Agency Classes

Clases de Agencia de Servicios Familiares en Español

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