ERIC Number: ED276510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Establishing a Parent Support Program in Your Community.
Armstrong, Julie; And Others
Designed to inspire parents throughout the United States to develop parent support programs, this book describes one such program which successfully operates in a community of 150,000 people. The Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) program is designed to offer free assistance to families following the arrival of a baby. Specifically, the purpose of the program is to ease the adjustment of the developing family immediately after the arrival of a baby by offering emotional support and sharing ideas for new parents. Chapter 1 tells how PEP began. Chapter 2 describes the organizational structure, financing, and evaluation of the program. Chapter 3 describes PEP services, including the "warm" line, parent discussion groups, special circumstance support, childbirth class presentations, postpartum telephone calls, the PEP speakers' bureau, and other services. Chapter 4 discusses volunteer requirements, recruitment, screening, training, and supervision; describes training materials; and lists the responsibilities of the volunteer coordinator. Chapter 5 focuses on publicity and community relations. Related materials are appended: they include a summary of a grant application, PEP bylaws, articles of incorporation, and various guidelines for volunteers. (RH)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Relations, Parent Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Publicity, Social Services, Social Support Groups, Training, Volunteers
PEP Publications, Postpartum Education for Parents, Inc., P.O. Box 6154, Santa Barbara, CA 93160 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Postpartum Education for Parents, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see PS 016 185-189.