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PEP Family Resiliency Program
Resources for FCPS Community Schools

An MTSS Tier 2 program that strengthens parenting skills and
connections to better support children’s mental wellness and resiliency.

What: FREE 8-week program for parents and caregivers to support your child’s mental wellness, resiliency, and success in school! Parents who complete at least 5 classes and the evaluation session will earn a $50 gift card (one per household).

Who: Any parent/caregiver who has a student attending Frederick County Public Schools.

When: 

  • English classes: Tuesdays, starting April 16, 2024 (classes run for 8 weeks)
  • Spanish classes: Tuesdays, starting April 16, 2024 (classes run for 8 weeks)

Where: On Zoom! 

PEP FRP Toolkit for Counselors, Community Liaisons, Principals, Support Specialists, and Staff

Access our social media copy, email copy, and downloadable flyers.

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Copy for Emails, Principal Updates, WhatsApp

Free Parenting Class for Parents/Caregivers! Learn tools to help your children handle stress and setbacks. Join the nonprofit PEP’s (Parent Encouragement Program) free 8-week online program for parents/caregivers of children aged 5-18, in English or Spanish. Learn to support your children’s mental wellness and resiliency and connect with other parents. Complete at least 5 sessions and the evaluation to receive a $50 gift card (one per household/family). Classes are on Tuesdays, starting April 16, 7-8:30pm, register today: tinyurl.com/5yyjzprw

Spanish / español

¡Clase gratuita de educación para padres y cuidadores! Aprenda herramientas para ayudar a sus hijos a manejar el estrés y los contratiempos. Únase al programa gratuito de 8 semanas en línea de la organización sin fines de lucro PEP (Parent Encouragement Program), para padres/cuidadores de niños de 5 a 18 años, en inglés o español. Aprenda a apoyar el bienestar mental y la resiliencia de sus hijos y conéctese con otros padres. Completa al menos 5 sesiones y la evaluación para recibir una tarjeta de regalo de $50 (sólo una tarjeta de regalo por familia o por hogar). El programa iniciará, el día martes 16 de abril de 7-8:30pm, inscríbase hoy: tinyurl.com/5yyjzprw

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Copy for Social Media

Join PEP’s free 8-week virtual class for parents/caregivers of children (5-18). Learn to help support your child’s mental wellness, school success, and connect with fellow parents. Classes start on April 16. Earn a $50 gift card (one per household/family) for going to at least 5 classes and the evaluation. tinyurl.com/5yyjzprw

Spanish / español

Únase a la clase virtual gratuita de 8 semanas de PEP para padres/cuidadores de niños (5-18 años). Aprenda a ayudar a apoyar el bienestar mental, el éxito escolar y conéctese con otros padres. El programa iniciará, el día martes 16 de abril. Obtenga una tarjeta de regalo de $50 (sólo una tarjeta de regalo por familia o por hogar) por asistir al menos a 5 clases y a la evaluación. tinyurl.com/5yyjzprw

Download the QR code registration link

Registration link

tinyurl.com/5yyjzprw

Community Schools: Download flyers in English and Spanish

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How the programs works:

Classes in English and Spanish will be offered on Tuesday evenings (7-8:30pm) starting on April 16. Classes meet one night a week on Zoom, for 8 weeks.

Class Topics by Week:

    1. How to Manage Change and Transitions
    2. Raising More Motivated and Cooperative Kids
    3. Emotion Coaching—Responding to Your Child’s Strong Emotions
    4. Understanding and Supporting Children’s Mental Health Needs Part 1
    5. Understanding and Supporting Children’s Mental Health Needs Part 2
    6. When to Set Limits and When to Let Go
    7. Managing Your Anger When It Flares
    8. Evaluation. Participants who complete at least 5 program sessions and the evaluation session on week 8 receive a $50 gift card (one per household)
Classes will meet online via Zoom, with a short video presentation followed by a group discussion led by a PEP facilitator.

FAQs

Is there a fee or cost for schools to have their parents participate?

There is no fee or cost for schools to encourage their families to participate in PEP-FRP. The program is completely free to FCPS and families thanks to funding from the ​​Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, the State of Maryland, and other individual donors.  

How do I bring PEP-FRP to my school for an in-person program?

We are able to offer a limited number of in-person PEP-FRP programs for FCPS schools. The requirements for in-person classes include having available space to hold the program, the ability to register about 30-35 individuals, snacks/coffee, and access to a screen/smart board. If you do not think your school could meet these requirements, you can still promote the program to your parents to take the class online on the day of their choosing – or you can recommend a specific date encourage parents from your school to be in the same group.

Please reach out to us to start a discussion on this. Contact Mindy, PEP’s Associate Director at mindy.chong@PEPparent.org.

What languages are offered? Are they translated?

We offer our classes in English or Spanish. We do not do simultaneous translation due to the nature of the program.

Can more than 1 parent in a household participate?

Yes, multiple parents and caregivers can join the class, however, only one $50 gift card is available per household/family.

How do parents and caregivers participate?

Our classes are held on Zoom and parents are able to access the class on their phones, laptops, iPads, or desktop computers. We are able to offer the classes in-person, please reach out to us to start a discussion.

How big are the classes?
Classes are kept to a maximum of 25 participants to encourage an interactive discussion among all participants.
Who are the facilitators of the groups?

The PEP-FRP programs are peer-led. All of our facilitators are parents or guardians and have trained with PEP to conduct the program. Our Spanish language groups are led by native speakers of the language.

How can we learn more?

Please reach out to us to get your questions answered. Contact Mindy, PEP’s Associate Director at mindy.chong@PEPparent.org.

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Please contact us at FRP@PEPparent.org or (301) 929-8824.