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35 Cold Spring Road
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
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Parenting Education Program (PEP)

The Parent Education Program is available at multiple locations across Connecticut through the CTFSA provider network. Find parent education classes and sign up online.

PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAM (PEP)

PEP is provided in response to the state legislation requiring that divorcing parents participate in parent education. The Council providers utilize a Council developed, six hour curriculum (in English, Spanish and Polish), titled Putting Children First, which addresses the following topics:

  • What is Divorce or Family Disruption Like for Kids?
  • What do Children Need to Help Them Deal With Divorce or Family Disruption?
  • Developmental Stages of Children and Their Reactions to Divorce and Family Disruption
  • Loss and the Grieving Process
  • Skills for Talking and Listening with Children
  • How to Talk to Children about the Divorce or Separation
  • Dealing with Anger and Conflict Resolution
  • Divorce "Games" Parents and Children Play
  • Custody and Parenting Plans
  • Parallel and Cooperative Parenting

Why select a CCFSA provider?

  • First provider to originate a PEP curriculum for the legislature in 1994.
  • Professionally produced a video to enhance the course curriculum, click here to view sample video segments
  • Facilitators are able to accommodate multiple learning styles
  • Classes are offered throughout the state of Connecticut. CCFSA has increased availability with member agencies delivering wit in twelve court districts.
  • CCFSA PEP curriculum meets the accreditation standards established by Council On Accreditation for the provision of family life education programs

CCFSA Facilitator Are:

  • masters-level, licensed clinicians experienced in the delivery of family life education programs
  • trained annually in the use of the curriculum, adult learning theory, and special issues which have arisen in the process of delivering this program

How to Register for a PEP class:

  • To register for a class in your area, contact the provider listed below for your judicial district. To see upcoming PEP classes, visit the calendar page.

Inclement Weather Cancellation:
Please contact the member agency where you are registered to participate in the class to obtain information regarding inclement weather cancellation.

Funding

Participants are required to pay a fee of $150/person to attend this course. In some instances of financial hardship the fee may be waived by the Superior Court Judge.

DOWNLOADS

 

VIDEOS

  OVERVIEW FROM PRESIDENT & CEO

OVERVIEW FROM PRESIDENT & CEO

Portal

  Click here  to access the Facilitator Resources page and PEP videos.

Click here to access the Facilitator Resources page and PEP videos.

Evaluation

Participant evaluations of course benefits are conducted immediately following the completion of the course and six to twelve months after the course. Over 90% rate the course very beneficial in the course evaluation.

For general information about PEP, please send your request via email to: info@ctfsa.org or to register for a class in your area, contact the provider listed for your judicial district.

Participating Agencies by Judicial District


Ansonia/Milford Judicial District

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
205 Wakelee Avenue
Ansonia, CT 06401

203.735.7481

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
203 High Street
Milford, CT 06460

860.874.6270

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
St. Lawrence Church
207 West Main Street
West Haven, CT 06516

203.735.7481


DANBURY JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
405 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

203.743.4412

Newtown Youth & Family Services
15 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

203.270.4335


FAIRFIELD JUDICIAL DISTRICT (BRIDGEPORT)

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

LifeBridge Community Services
Spanish Classes Available
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

203.368.5602

Schoke Jewish Family Service
4200 Park Ave.
Suite 300
Bridgeport, CT 06604

203.921.4161


HARTFORD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Church of Saint Ann
289 Arch Road
Avon, CT 06001

860.522.8241

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
St. Thomas Seminary
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002

860.522.8241

Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford
Mandell JCC
310 Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT 06019

860.236.1927

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Asnuntuck Comm. College - Spanish Classes Available
170 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082

860.522.8241

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Institute for the Hispanic Family
45 Wadsworth Street
Hartford, CT 06106

860.522.8241

Village for Families and Children
1680 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

860.236.4511 ext. 3654

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
80 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042

860.522.8241

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
American School for the Deaf - Spanish Classes Available
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

860.522.8241

Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford
Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

860.236.1927

 


LITCHFIELD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations. Call 860.482.5558 for more information.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Saint Francis Xavier Parish
1 Elm Street
New Milford, CT 06776

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
132 Grove Street
Torrington, CT 06790


STAMFORD/NORWALK JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations. Call 203.855.8765 for more information.

Family Centers, Inc.
40 Arch Street
Greenwich, CT 06836

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
120 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851

Jewish Family Service
733 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Family Centers, Inc.
Spanish Classes Available
60 Palmer’s Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Family and Children’s Agency
Spanish Classes Available
9 Mott Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

Family and Children’s Agency
Spanish Classes Available
140 Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

 


TOLLAND JUDICIAL DISTRICT (ROCKVILLE)

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Gilead Community Services
Camp Hemlocks
85 Jones Street
Hebron, CT 06231

860.343.5300

The Village for Families and Children
KIDSAFE CT
19 Elm Street
Vernon, CT 06066

860.872.1918


MIDDLESEX JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Gilead Community Services
230 Main Street Ext.
Middletown, CT 06457

860.343.5300

Gilead Community Services
88 Middlesex Turnpike
Chester, CT 06412

860.343.5300

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
10 Elm Street
Middletown, CT 06457

860.889.8346 ext. 263


NEW BRITAIN JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
35 Cold Spring Road
Building 400, Suite 411
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

203.235.2507

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
St. Peter's Rectory
98 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

203.735.7481

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
St. Mary's School
652 Willard Ave.
Newington, CT 06111

203.235.2507


NEW HAVEN JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
St. John Bosco/ St. Terese
105 Leetes Island Road
Branford, CT 06405

203.787.2207

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven
705 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437

203.389.5599 ext.142

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
81 Akron Street
Meriden, CT 06451

 

 

 

203.235.2507

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Spanish Classes Available
501 Lombard Street
New Haven, CT 06511

203.787.2207

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven
Spanish Classes Available
1440 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513

203.389.5599 ext.142


NORWICH/NEW LONDON JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
331 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360

860.889.8346 ext. 263

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
28 Huntington Street
New London, CT 06320

860.889.8346 ext. 263


WATERBURY JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
Sacred Heart Church
910 Main Street S
Southbury, CT 06

203.756.8317

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Hartford
56 Church Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

203.755.1196

 


WINDHAM JUDICIAL DISTRICT (PUTNAM/WILLIMANTIC)

Classes in this district are available at the following locations.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
88 Jackson Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

860.889.8346 ext. 263