Parenting Education Program

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NOTE: Wheeler's Parenting Education Program Groups are now available virtually using telehealth services via Microsoft Teams.

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. 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. Session I helps parents develop effective co-parenting skills during each of the child’s developmental stages. Session II emphasizes problem-solving skills, planning parenting time and strategies for encouraging resilience in their child or children. Each session incorporates exercises and discussions designed to help parents practice effective co-parenting skills.

Classes are currently delivered through telehealth services.

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.

Payment in full is due prior to taking the class. We encourage you to pay online by clicking here. In-person payment is available at the front desks of our Health & Wellness Centers in New Britain, Waterbury, and Hartford.


334 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062

326 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

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