Parenting Education Program (PEP)

PEP coursework is designed to educate parents about the impact of a divorce or separation on their children. The 6 hour course requirement (3 sessions of 2 hours each) takes place during evening and weekend hours.

Through PEP, participants help children to adjust in a healthy way as a result of divorce or living apart from a parent. Classes include information about:

  • Children’s developmental stages
  • Helping children to adjust to parent separation
  • Cooperative parenting
  • Dispute resolution techniques
  • Guidelines for visitation
  • Stress reduction for children

All parties involved in divorce, dissolution of a civil union, annulment, separation, custody or visitation cases are required by law to participate. If you have children under age eighteen, you must participate in a parenting education program within sixty (60) days after a family case is led in court.