Parent Empowerment Program (PEP)


PEP Talk

If you have any questions, please reach out to Cara Messmore [email protected].

Last PEP Talk of the 23-34 School Year:
May 15

Recordings and handouts will be posted on this page following each session.

Pre-registration required. Language interpretation available - please indicate your request when you register.

Join DJUSD for a monthly PEP talk featuring community partners presenting on a variety of mental health topics and parenting resources.

When: Wed, May 15th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
PEP Talk Registration

Blending Modern and Traditional Parenting

Modern parenting is a relatively recent development that is marked by a child centered, emotion focused and process oriented approach.  Traditional parenting, in contrast, has endured over time and is family centered, behavior focused and results oriented.  This workshop will explore the benefits and challenges of both approaches and will describe strategies for blending these two styles of parenting. 

Presented by:  

Lawrence Shweky, MA, LCSW

Program Flyer

October 2023 - Anxiety
November 2023 - Depression
PEP Talk on Depression presented by the Auburn Davis Center for DBT

Depression Skills Handout
Validation Skills Handout
Spanish Audio Recording (audio only)
January 2024 - Grief & Loss
PEP Talk on Grief & Loss presented by YoloCares

February 2024 - PCIT/P.R.I.D.E. Parenting Skills
PEP Talk on PCIT/P.R.I.D.E. Parenting Skills presented by Communicare+OLE

Spanish Audio Recording
Chinese Audio Recording (Mandarin)

*Note: Recording began after the presenter had started the presentation and missed the first 15 min. Please refer to the slides for the section that was not recorded. Reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions or need more information. We apologize for the inconvenience.
March 2024 - Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers