SERVING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY SINCE 1968

Parent Education Classes (PEP)

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

Gilead Facilitators 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.