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ERIC Number: ED276510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Postpartum Education for Parents, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.
Note: For other guides in this series, see PS 016 185-189.