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How PEPS Helps Build Healthy Families

Build Healthy Families

PEPS provides peer support programs for new parents.

Every 15 minutes a new baby is born in our community. We want the best for them and their future. That’s why we focus on parents.

All new families deserve support, friendship, and community during what many parents describe as the most challenging transition of their lives.

Good support strengthens resilience for the next milestone, challenge or change, helps create the bond between parents and babies, and shapes a baby’s healthy development.

We ask parents before their group starts what they most hope to find in a PEPS Group, and they want things like information, finding out about resources or strategies for a fussy eater or sleeplessness or potty training, but most of all, they know they need social support.


 

Social Support
97% agreed that they received social support, developing connections with other parents and babies.

Good support strengthens resilience for the next milestone, challenge or change, helps create the bond between parents and babies, and shapes a baby’s health development.


Emotional Support 
96% agreed that they received emotional support. They were able to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting, and adjusting to life with baby


Informational Support
91% agreed that they received informational support, learning about local resources for lactation support, child development, childcare, and family activities.

Child Development Support
93%
agreed that they received Child Development support, learning about typical needs and abilities of babies and how to support their child’s development.

Parenting Support
94%
agreed that they received parenting support, getting ideas about how to care for and support their baby’s emotional development.


Learn more about the Strengthening Families™ framework.

All statistics above are from the 2018 PEPS Participant Survey.

 

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