The EPEC Being a Parent course is led by local parent volunteers who have completed the accredited EPEC training. Group leaders’ qualities and skills, backgrounds, experience, and status as parents are critical to engaging other parents and affecting change by:
• Building trusting relationships so that parents feel encouraged, optimistic and well informed about EPEC, particularly those with higher levels of need.
• Shaping EPEC’s manualised course content and methods to reflect the individual and collective needs of parents and their children
• Helping parents to develop individual plans and goals for themselves, their children and family.