Parent Education Program

The Parent Education Program (PEP) helps couples going through divorce or separation to support their children. Skilled therapists reinforce positive behaviors and identify negative behaviors to help parents focus on their children’s needs during the challenge of separation or divorce. The curriculum includes information about children’s development stages, healthy adjustment to separation, cooperative parenting, conflict management, dispute resolution techniques, visitation guidelines, and stress reduction. The program is offered as a six hour educational workshop.

PEP is mandated by the State of Connecticut for divorcing parents of children under 18. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is an authorized PEP provider through a State of Connecticut contract administered by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies.

Offered as a six-hour educational workshop, participants must complete all six hours in order to meet requirements. Class options include a one day (6 hour class) in New Haven; two (2) three-hour evening classes in New Haven; two (2) three-hour evening classes in Guilford; or two (2) three-hour morning classes in New Haven. Pre-registration and payment (money order only) is REQUIRED. To receive an application to register, call (203)389-5599, ext. 142 and follow the prompts; or you can stop into the office to pick up instructions and a registration form or download or submit the form electronically through our website.

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