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PEPS Programs

The PEPS experience strengthens families, increases family wellness, and prepares families to cope with life stresses by creating thriving new parent peer-support groups.

PEPS Groups are fun and social, and each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies' development and a discussion topic. Topics include feeding, sleeping, child development, balancing work and baby, self-care and many more.

Read more about PEPS Groups and other programs below. And check out info on when to register, recommendations on baby's age at start, what works best, how to figure out if there is a Group in your neighborhood and more!

PEPS Groups

Newborn
For new parents with babies ages -16 weeks old. Groups meet during the daytime with one parent attending (the same parent attends each week), or in evening sessions solo or with partners, with the newborn. All groups will continue to meet virtually for the remainder of the year until further notice.

Second Time Around
For new parents with babies ages 2-16 weeks old in a family with one or more older children. Groups meet during the daytime with one parent attending (the same parent attends each week) with the newborn. All groups will continue to meet virtually for the remainder of the year until further notice.

Baby Peppers
For new parents with babies ages 5-12 months. Groups meet during the daytime with one parent attending (the same parent attends each week) with baby. All groups will continue to meet virtually for the remainder of the year until further notice.

Little Peppers
PEPS is no longer offering Little Peppers. Depending on the age of your younger child, we encourage families to consider joining our NewbornSecond Time Around, or Baby Peppers groups. Can't decide? Contact us directly at (206)547-8570 or by email.

Connecting the Expecting
PEPS is excited to be introducing a pilot peer-support series for expectant parents! Birthing people, their partner, and adoptive parents can register to attend a free, 6-week, drop-in series that will include time to share highs and lows and feature topics for discussion each week. All groups will continue to meet virtually for the remainder of the year until further notice.

Parents of Adolescents and Teens
PEPS is developing a new program to offer facilitated peer-support groups for parents with adolescents and teens.

PEPS Network Groups
The PEPS Network Groups provide parent peer-support groups to families, including Jewish Families, Adoption Families, and Twins & Multiples.

Program fees for PEPS Groups vary and Flexible Pricing is available. If your financial situation is more complex, additional financial assistance is available. Please contact PEPS staff at registration@peps.org for details and to apply.

Other Programs


In addition to PEPS Groups, we provide a variety of other events and resources that support new parents.

Adjusting to Parenthood
Adjusting to Parenthood is a support group that offers additional support for the emotional changes and challenges of adapting to parenthood. We offer these drop-in sessions, facilitated by professional therapists, in partnership with Perinatal Support Washington. Registration is not required. All groups are currently meeting virtually.

PEPS Community Events
PEPS Community Events are for parents to continue to learn and share with others.

PEPS for Grandparents
PEPS offers involved and interested grandparents with events and lectures designed specifically for their needs.

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