PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAM (PEP)
PEP consists of court-mandated classes* designed to educate adults about the many issues children face when their family situation changes. Participants are trained about how to help their children adjust in a healthy way to divorce or living away from a parent. The program includes information about children’s developmental stages, cooperative parenting, conflict management, guidelines for visitation, and stress reduction for children.
Classes take place the first two Wednesdays of each month except December from 5-8pm. Participants are required to complete both sessions. Pizza dinner is included.
The fee for participation is $150, however if you cannot afford the fee, an Application for Waiver of Fees (JD-FM-75) can be filed with the court clerk prior to attendance and must be presented at the start of the first class.
All parties with children under the age of 18 involved in divorce, separation, custody, or visitation cases are required by law to participate in a PEP program within 60 days after a family case is filed in court.
To inquire or register for class, call 203-368-5602.
*These parenting classes are not to be confused with general parenting classes, which the agency does not offer.