PEP registration draft

PEP coursework is designed to educate parents about the impact of a divorce or separation on their children. The 6-hour in-person course takes place during evening and weekend hours. Virtual classes are split into two 3-hour sessions.

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 18, you must participate in a parenting education program within sixty (60) days after a family case is led in court. Classes are open to Catholics and non-Catholics.

Below are locations and dates for classes.

Click the city or virtual to fill out a registration form.

  • Torrington: Jan. 7, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 24
  • Hartford: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10
  • Hartford (Español): Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
  • New Haven: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 29, May 20, June 24
  • Virtual: Jan. 12/19 (filled), Feb. 9/16, March 9/16, April 6/13, May 11/13, June 8/15
  • Waterbury: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10

Filling out a form does not guarantee a spot in a specific class. You will receive an email after payment and registration are complete.

Payment information

Cost is $150 and payment is due in advance. We accept credit cards, cash or money orders.

To submit your payment, click here.

Payment will secure your participation in a Catholic Charities PEP class, but does not guarantee the date you selected.

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

For more information, email