PEP services are about empowering families to be life-long advocates for their children through education and skill building. PEP recognizes that parents are experts on their children; and must learn about disabilities, intervention needs, and how to develop a support system to meet those needs.
PEP is a family of families caring, supporting and guiding one another through the challenges of raising children. When family and friends don’t understand, parents always have someone to talk to at PEP. You are NOT ALONE! All of their staff has been impacted by disability in some way and know that navigating a challenging support system alone can be overwhelming.
Over the years, not only has PEP made a difference in the individual lives of families, PEP has also made a positive impact for child and family services through community collaboration, public awareness, partnering with professionals, and system advocacy efforts.
To learn more about Nevada PEP, visit nvpep.org.
This program addressed the issue of children’s mental health in Clark County. In December of 2021, the Surgeon General issued an advisory highlighting the urgent need to address our nation’s youth mental health crisis further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisory stressed the urgency of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week campaign message: that it’s time to move beyond awareness and into acceptance. To spread this message, Nevada PEP is hosting a week of activities through its social media platforms and website May 1st through May 7th. Char Frost, Statewide Family Network Director, and Joi Cox, Project Coordinator for Nevada PEP joined the conversation to explain what Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week will entail and what daily activities people can expect. They also explained the difference between mental health awareness and acceptance, and gave tips on how the community can help support the children and youth in our community who struggle with mental health challenges.
Original Air Date: May 1, 2022.