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