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Parenting Education Program

Wheeler Clinic’s Parenting Education Program (PEP) is designed for parents with active divorce, separation or custody cases in the Family Division of the Connecticut court system. The program educates parents about the many issues children face when the structure of the family changes. PEP will not satisfy a DCF requirement for a parenting program. Wheeler Clinic has provided PEP services since the courts launched the program in 1995, serving more than 5,000 individuals.

The program consists of two, three-hour sessions, or one six-hour session on Saturday with an hour break available. The sessions help parents develop effective co-parenting skills during each of the child's developmental stages, as well as increase problem-solving skills, plan parenting time, and practice strategies for encouraging resilience in their child or children.  

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Since its inception, this program has:

  • Decreased the negative impact that divorce, separation and conflict can have on children
  • Increased parents’ ability to effectively co-parent
  • Helped parents build conflict resolution and co-parenting skills

The program is offered in Plainville and Waterbury. Individuals in this program are court-referred.

A Payment of $150 in full is due prior to taking the class. Click here to pay online. In-person payment can be made at the time of your first group. In-person payment is accepted as cash or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.


334 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062

326 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

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