Two sessions of the "Divorce Education for Children" class will be held in August at the Matheson Courthouse at 450 S. State in Salt Lake City.

The free classes are voluntary and are aimed at giving children ages 9-12 some skills to cope with their parents' pending or completed divorce.

The classes consist of one session. They are free and are directed by mental health professionals, assisted by state court judges and commissioners. Among other things, children are provided with skills to better communicate their feelings to their parents.

One class will be held on today from 6-8 p.m. The other will be Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Parents can register their children by either calling Alyssa White at 578-3897 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Advance registration is required for a class.