Parents Empowering Parents (PEP)

Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) is a program designed to promote effective parenting skills to parents of children with hemophilia, and to educate and support parents through classroom discussions and exercises. Written originally in 1995, the program has spread across the United States, and is has moved into the international bleeding disorders community. Over a thousand parents have been through the program!

The PEP program is designed to enhance the therapeutic relationship between parent, child and treatment staff; increase the parents’ understanding of the child’s bleeding disorder; heighten the parents’ ability to respond objectively and consistently to bleeding episodes; and provide the parent with the skills necessary to effectively parent the child at the earliest age possible.