Would an organization like PEP work in your community?
Probably. Parenting is a universal process, but rarely smooth or easy. Most new parents suffer from uncertainty, confusion, and fatigue. At the same time, many communities contain a pool of experienced parents who are proud of their accomplishments and eager to be supportive of other who need guidance. These are valuable resources that can be accessed to help relieve new mothers’ stress and the stigma of postpartum anxiety, while creating strong, healthy families in your community.
PEP has created a 3 step process to inspire you to create your own parent support network and customize it to your community. The Baby Steps Project was generously funded by the Santa Barbara Foundation and can be purchased at Babystepsproject.org.