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Parents Empowering Parents

Peer-to-Peer Skills Training for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders

Parents Empowering Parents LogoParents Empowering Parents (PEP) is a non-profit program that started in 1995 to provide support to parents with the unique challenges that come with parenting a child with a bleeding disorder. This peer-to-peer skills program works with both professionals and experienced parents to train fellow parents and bolster their skills to be effective in raising a child with a chronic bleeding disorder. PEP is taught annually through our HTC and is available to all parents who have a child, aged 18 and younger, with a bleeding disorder.

PEP Flier 2017.pngThe program is sponsored by an educational grant and is facilitated by the HTC social worker Audra Leblanc, along with health care professionals and trained parents from the hemophilia community.

The HTC will host 2017 PEP on October 20-22, 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel in Denver. Please note, this is a date change. This is a program that is free of charge to attend, including hotel accommodations​. Kids are welcome and daycare is being offered at no cost to parents. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

To find out how more or to sign up for this program, please contact Audra LeBlanc at 303-724-6163 or by email at

Space is extremely limited; please reserve your spot by 9/15/2017. 

The story of PEP

Interested in the history of PEP? This graphic flow chart on the PEP Program website helps explain the origins of the program. Their site explains in detail much about the program and how it can help parents.

More information can be found at the main, PEP website here.