A range of educational and counseling services are provided to assist parents in dealing with challenging issues that might have the potential to disrupt the family. Special programs include Nurturing Families Network and Parenting Support Services home visiting programs and groups are offered. Catholic Charities also offers the Parenting Education Program (PEP) designed for parents with active divorce, separation or custody cases in the Family Division of the Connecticut court system and educates participants about the many issues facing children when the structure of the family changes.