PESC to Provide Parent Education Stabilization Courses for Special Needs Families Mandated by FL DCF
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MIAMI - Floridant -- Miami, FL – PESC, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational resources to families with special needs children facing divorce, is pleased to announce the launch of its new suite of parent education and family stabilization courses. The organization's mission is to empower these families with the knowledge and support required to ensure a smoother transition and a brighter future for their children. The creation of these courses was a primary objective of the recently passed House Bill 1075.

The passing of the Bill and the development of the courses underscore the Florida State Legislature's enduring commitment to families with special needs. "It's not just about laws but providing tangible resources to ensure every child feels embraced and understood," said Raquel Soto-Catalano, Co-Founder and Director of PESC.

In Florida, in any divorce or paternity cases involving minor children or matters related to parental responsibility, the completion of a parent education and family stabilization course, by both parents, is now mandatory before the court issues a final judgment.

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For parents navigating a divorce or separation with the added complexity of raising children with special needs or emotional concerns, PESC now offers unique and tailored resources to address the often perplexing and difficult questions that arise. The primary aim of these courses is to equip divorcing parents with the knowledge, training, and assistance needed to be even more resilient and self-assured parents. The course focuses on the impact of divorce on both parents and their children, covering child custody, care arrangements, time-sharing, financial responsibilities, family dynamics, as well as issues related to abuse and neglect.

"Watching these initiatives come to life, from the legislation to the creation of supportive platforms, is profoundly fulfilling. With PESC and the DCF-approved course, we are witnessing the manifestation of our dedication to Florida's families," said Soto-Catalano.

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Soto-Catalano, whose daughter Ava was the inspiration behind PESC, drove the creation of the Bill not only for her family but also for those children and families in Florida struggling with the same challenges.

Access the PESC course ( on the Florida DCF website and to learn more about the Bill, visit:

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