An evidence‐based parenting education program for the community: Results from an effectiveness study

History of the Parenting Education Program (PEP)

In 1996, the Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) launched their Parenting Education Program (PEP).  Since its inception, PEP has served approximately 3,500 parents and caregivers. Through a universal parenting educational approach, PEP aims to enhance positive parenting behaviors and family relationships and address risk factors.  PEP is a multi‐component program that includes group‐based parent education and skill training sessions, home visits, comprehensive referral services, a children’s art group, and an on‐ going parent support program.

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