IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION: Due to COVID all Parent Education classes are being held virtually on an as needed basis. Please contact 203-389-5599, and dial 0 to leave a message. Some one will return your call with information about how to register for a virtual class.
What is PEP?
The Parent Education Program (PEP) is a court mandated course for all parents with children under 18, who are involved in a divorce, civil union, annulment, separation or visitation case. The program is required within 60 days after a family case is filed in court. Remember, you are responsible for your own registration as the court will not register you in the class. In short, PEP is designed to provide parents with support concerning many issues that children are faced with as their family situation changes. It will provide necessary information on:
- Parenting Through Transitions
- Children’s Developmental Stages and Warning Signs to Look For
- Cooperative Parenting
- Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
- Parenting Plans and Schedules
- Stress Reduction for Children and Parents
The program is 6 hours in length and is very beneficial and necessary for maintaining healthy parent-child relationships.
How Do I Register?
Step 1: Get the Necessary Forms
Complete Section III of the Parenting Education Program – Order, Certificate and Results from JD-FM-149. These forms are available at all Judicial District Clerks’ Offices, Court Service Centers and on the Judicial Branch website. Your lawyer or program provider may also have the form.
Step 2: Choose your Course and Sign Up
IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION: Due to COVID all Parent Education classes are being held virtually on an as needed basis. Please contact 203-389-5599, ext. 0 to leave a message regarding registering for a virtual class.
To receive an application to register or view upcoming courses:
- Call (203) 389-5599, ext. 0 and follow the prompts
Step 3: Attend the Course
Bring the Parenting Education Program Order, Certificate and Results form (JD-FM-149) with you to your first class.
Step 4: You’re All Set!
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, JFSGNH will send you AND the court a certificate of completion.
Why Choose JFS?
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. We offer several monthly classes at your choice of 2 convenient locations:
- Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven – 1440 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515
Our trained facilitators genuinely want to help you. We have supportive teachers who are there to ensure you get the most of your course. Our courses are flexible, as we offer three hour and six hour courses. We will do all we can to accommodate you and make sure your course is completed by the court’s deadline.
Call Us Today at (203) 389-5599 ext. 0