Parents Need PEP!
Whether you are parenting a child with severe, moderate, or mild Hemophilia, or with von Willebrand’s disease, PEP is for all parents and families confronting the challenges of raising a child with a serious, life-threatening bleeding disorder. Of the hundreds of parents who have had the opportunity to attend a local PEP, parents have been pleased to experience positive peer-to-peer education grounded in evidence- and strength’s-based parenting strategies, while being facilitated toward increasing their knowledge. While being nurtured and supported alongside other parents confronting similar struggles, parents report that PEP has positively “changed their lives” and helped connect them to other parents as well as to enhancing their relationship with professionals in their HTC. More than 3000 parents around the Globe have benefited from participating in a local PEP program thanks in part to grants secured through Bayer Healthcare.
PEP’s OBJECTIVES are as follows:
- Increase the parent’s understanding of her/his child’s bleeding disorder
- Provide the parent with the skills necessary to effectively parent the child at the earliest age possible
- Heighten the parent’s ability to respond objectively and consistently to bleeding episodes and behavioral issues at the same time
- Enhance the therapeutic relationship between parent, child and treatment staff
The BENEFITS of PEP for parents are as follows:
- Builds on and enhances existing parenting abilities and helps to make every day easier for both parents and children
- Fosters an extremely supportive environment that allows parents to meet other parents and caregivers
- Relationships often continue long after the formal PEP sessions have ended
Parenting is already difficult, but compound it with a child having a complicated disease makes it even more challenging. However, parents who have found PEP tend to regain a sense of focus, hope and confidence as they confront and manage the difficulties of life and parenting a child with a bleeding disorder. We hope you’re the next parent that finds PEP!
For more information on how to bring PEP to your local bleeding disorder community please contact us at the following:
PEP Executive Administrative Assistant
Or complete the application form provided on this website.