PEPS: Get the Word Out
Build awareness of the work we do at PEPS with good old-fashioned word of mouth and personal communication is the best way to spread the word about PEPS.
“One of the chief complaints new parents have in the transition to parenthood is the great isolation they feel from their social circle. For their relatives, baby is often a stranger. For their friends, baby is often a four-letter word…”
~ Dr. John Medina, Brain Rules for Baby
Quick & Easy Ways to Spread the Word About PEPS
When it comes to building awareness of the work we do at PEPS, there's no substitute for good old-fashioned word of mouth and personal communication. Here are a few powerful, easy to accomplish ways you can help.
Email potential PEPS participants. We've written some sample text to get you started. Click below for emails tailored to specific audiences, think broadly about the new or soon-to-be moms and dads you may know, and add a personal note if you wish and send.
- Expecting first time parent
- Parent of a newborn (0-4 months)
- Parent of an infant (5-12 months)
- Expecting parent with at least one older child
- PEPS for Dads, for fathers who are the primary caregiver (0-12 months)
Share information with community organizations providing services for parents and families, such as your birth group, PTA, women's organization, dads' group, giving circle, etc. Email this Introduction to PEPS fact sheet, add a personal note if you like.
- Download Introduction to PEPS fact sheet for community organizations
Hand PEPS brochures to your doctor, midwife, doula, social services provider, and others working with women and families who might be able to share information about PEPS with their colleagues and clients. Click below and let us know how many brochures you would like. We'll mail you a stack with some talking points for your intended audience.
Post brochures on community bulletin boards at local gathering places, such as coffee shops, community centers, child care providers, schools and family-friendly businesses. Use your imagination, these organizations will welcome the opportunity to provide information about PEPS to their clients and participants. Click below and let us know how many brochures you'd like us to send.
- Order PEPS brochures for community bulletin boards
Lead a Group or encourage a friend to consider leading. Nearly all PEPS groups are led by volunteers and it's this sharing of passion, compassion and information among mothers and fathers in our community that makes the PEPS model so amazingly powerful. Visit our volunteer pages to learn more about the talents group leaders bring to the job, plus the thorough training and support PEPS provides. Reach out to anybody you think might be interested in facilitating a PEPS group and let her or him know that facilitating is a great way to create another supportive PEPS circle in her life, or a terrific entry to PEPS if he did not have an opportunity to participate when his kids were young.