PARENTS PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAMS (PEP)
WHAT ARE COURT-ORDERED
PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAMS?
Parenting education programs are classes
designed to educate adults about the many issues
children face when their family situation
changes. The program trains participants about
how to help children adjust in a healthy way to
divorce or living apart from a parent.
If you have children under age 18,
you must participate in a parenting education
program within 60 days after a family case if
filed in court. All parties involved in
divorce, dissolution of a civil union,
annulment, separation, custody or visitation
cases are required by law to participate in a
parenting education program.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS are not
approved and do not comply with Connecticut law.
To access the list of approved Parent Education
Providers go to: http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/FM151.pdf
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
There is a set fee to participate in this
program. Participants must pay the provider
directly. The fee is not paid to the court.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Complete Section III of the
Parenting Education Program-Order, Certificate
and Results Form (JD-FM-149). The forms
are available at all Judicial District Clerk's
Offices, Court Service Centers, and on the
Judicial Branch website. Your lawyer or
the program may also have the form.
- Contact the program provider to
get information about registration, fee
arrangements, class dates, times, and
locations. Be sure to tell them if you
have been ordered to complete the program by a
certain date. Remember to bring the
parenting education certification form with
you to the first class.
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
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SOURCE: Judicial Branch State
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2013