Health Professionals

***Please scroll down for Fall 2017 T3 details***


Whether you are a social worker, nurse, psychiatrist, program coordinator, or doctor serving the bleeding disorder community, Parent Empowering Parents (PEP) can help you support and team with your patients and their families! At its inception, PEP was created by a Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) social worker who was hard pressed to help enhance a parent’s ability to parent her/his child with a bleeding disorder while also bridging the potential gaps between HTC staff and patients (and the patient’s parents/family).  We are happy to report that we have seen success in accomplishing the aforementioned for nearly 20 years!

Since 1995, PEP has had nearly 3000 social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, program coordinators, doctors and/or parents or family members of children with Hemophilia, participate in a local PEP program.  In addition, of those nearly 3000 professionals and parents who have participated in a local PEP, more than 30% of those individuals were previously trained at a PEP Train the Trainers and had become trained facilitators.

Both the Train the Trainers and the local PEP programs that PEP supports and offers, PEP routinely receives positive responses from professionals on how useful, applicable and powerful the PEP training and programs are.  PEP prides itself on making sure that we strengthen the professional supporting the bleeding disorder community so as to ultimately strengthen the child and parent confronting the management of a life altering bleeding disorder.

Professionals are required to attend a Train The Trainers seminar prior to bringing the PEP program to your locale.  PEP offers a Train The Trainers seminar annually (sometimes bi-annually), and the training includes training professionals and a select group of parents (only a small number of parents are approved to become trained facilitators), about the entire PEP program, with practice in understanding the PEP materials/manuals, a solid review of the course process, and practice on presenting and facilitating the PEP program.  Specific PEP program sessions (which are reviewed at the Train The Trainers) that are in the PEP program include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) The Basics of Bleeing Disorders

2) Child Development

3) Strengthening Skills for Parenting

4) Applying Your Parenting Style

5) You and Your World View

6) How Thoughts and Feelings Affect Parenting

7) The Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence in Parenting

8) Understanding the Process of Communication

9) Moving Forward

For more information on either how to bring PEP to your local bleeding disorder community or how to become a PEP Trained Facilitator, please contact us at the following:  248-952-4PEP or via email at

***Exciting PEP NEWS: We are pleased to offer a Fall 2017 Train the Trainers (T3) EVENT this year. This event is planned for September 29-October 1, 2017!!   We are now accepting applications, please click on the link below to download the application. Qualifying applicants will be chosen on a first come first served basis.***

PEP T3 Invitation and Application (Fall 2017)