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 change month to month and can 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 (cash, credit card or money order) is REQUIRED. To receive an application to register, call (203) 389-5599, ext. 142 and follow the prompts; or you can stop into the New Haven office, 1440 Whalley Avenue, to pick up instructions and a registration form or download or submit the form electronically through our website. Please click here for the PEP August 2019 printable Parent Education Program class enrollment form, and here for PEP September 2019

Registration and payment must be received at least three (3) days prior to the actual class.  

To view the complete list of courses offered in in New Haven and Guilford, visit our calendar here. To view the complete schedule of PEP courses offered throughout Connecticut, please visit the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies at