Parent Education Program
Bristol County Parent Education Programs are provided by the Family Service Association - Parents Forever. They offer sessions at the following locations (click address below for map):

Silver City Mall

Community Room

2 Galleria Mall Drive

Taunton, MA

101 Rock Street
Fall River, MA

UMASS Dartmouth

Main Building

285 Old Westport Road

North Dartmouth, MA

Parents of children under the age of 18 who are getting divorced must attend a parent education program, (PEP).  In addition to divorcing parent, a judge may also require people in other family law cases to attend a PEP.  These programs help parents understand how to handle the challenges their families will go through and tries to reduce any stress the children may experience.

Parents in a divorce matter must register for an approved program within 30 days the original complaint being served upon the defendant (other parent).  Parties not involved in a divorce matter but who have been ordered to attend a PEP by the Judge, must register for a program within thirty (30) days of the order.

Each parent must pay $80 to the provider in advance.  If you cannot afford the $80 fee, you may be eligible to pay a reduced fee of $5 by submitting an Affidavit of Indigency to the court.  If the waiver is approved you must submit a copy of the approved waiver to the PEP provider. 

Once registered, you must file the Affidavit Confirming Registration with the Court.  Then, after you complete the program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance which must be filed with the Court no later than thirty (30) days after completing the program. 

For further information about Family Service Association, please contact:

Sue Rouge

 508-677-3822
www.frfsa.org

For information about Parent Education Programs in other counties, click HERE.