PEP Postpartum Education for Parents
Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP) was founded in Santa Barbara, California, in 1977 by four local mothers. As they leaned on one another for support during the transition to life with a new family, they knew they had something special, and that the larger community of Santa Barbara could benefit from this kind of peer support. And so, backed by a grant of $500 from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), PEP was born.
PEP’s philosophy is that there is no one right way to parent – – and sometimes the best advice can come from sources other than medical professionals or expert books. New parents can be swamped with information, sometimes conflicting, and it can be overwhelming to navigate. PEP provides a safe environment to learn from and a place where new parents can lean on their peers – free from judgment, free from soliciting, and free from pressure.
Our mission is to ease the adjustment of the developing family after the arrival of an infant. Whether this is your first baby or your third, there is always a period of transition when a new family member is born. By meeting other people going through the same stage of parenting at the same time, an undeniable bond is formed. We have PEP Groups that continue to meet on a weekly basis for years and years, even through second generations! We’re thrilled when we see friendships form that last a lifetime.
Our dedicated group of trained volunteers are passionate about serving Santa Barbara’s community of new families. We are proud to offer the majority of PEP’s services free of charge, and to be recommended by many local professional organizations. If you would like to find out more about the many wonderful services that PEP offers, please explore our website or feel free to call our Warmline with questions.
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