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UCONN People Empowering People


PEP is a personal and family development course with a strong community focus. The program builds upon the individual life experiences and strengths of each individual to encourage growth in communication, problem solving, family dynamics and community involvement. PEP participants attend ten weekly sessions, focused on specific topics each week. As a group, participants are encouraged to plan and complete a project that will benefit their community.

Contact: Parent Leadership Coordinator
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Phone: 860-638-1463
Cost: FREE

Pep is offered every Fall and Spring. The program consists of 2 hour sessions on specifics topics, over 10 weeks.


Available in Middletown

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Description of project/program activities and timeline: The curriculum for the program is covered in ten weekly two-hour sessions on life skills. Sessions cover the following topics: Values clarification – understanding and respecting ones values; Verbal and non-verbal communication – Using “T” statements; Active listening – using reflective listening; Problem solving – learning the steps in problem solving; Understanding the helping role – inviting a guest speaker; Understanding ourselves and others as parents – learning about parenting styles; Understanding our children – analyzing ages and stages and handling misbehavior; Action planning – developing ideas for a community project; Community assessment – finalizing ideas for a community project; Community issue – inviting a guest. Extended sessions may cover additional time on community project, more guest speakers or other topics requested by the group.


Parent Leadership Office of the Middletown Public Schools

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