Joined: 12 May 2006
|Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:15 pm Post subject: Early Parent Support Group (PEPS)
|PEPS is a non-profit organization that brings parents of young children together in community-based discussion and support groups. PEPS offers the Newborn Program (infants birth to four months old)
PEPS groups meet weekly and share these characteristics:
* Group facilitation by a PEPS-trained leader
* Time for participants to share the week's concerns, successes, issues and joys
* Time for a topic discussion or a planned activity, such as a craft project, story, or song to be shared with the children.
* The understanding that participants will respect each other's opinions and that all discussion is confidential.
PEPS is a prevention program based on the belief that knowledgeable, supported parents will be less likely to abuse or neglect their children. But PEPS goes beyond prevention to promotion, believing that parents who are confident and connected to positive friends and resources will enjoy their children more and help them reach their highest potential.