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The National Directory of
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for Children’s Behavioral Health

Nevada P.E.P. Strengthening Families

Mailing Address:
2101 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Phone: 800-216-5188; 702-388-8899
Fax: 702-388-2966

Contact Person: Clerical Assistant

Email:

Web Site: http://www.nvpep.org

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities

Mission:
To increase the opportunities for home, community and school success for children with disabilities, including those who are at risk or who have serious emotional disturbances, their families and their service providers, through education, encouragement and empowerment activities.

Description:
PEP is Nevada's statewide Parent Training & Information center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them. Nevada PEP believes that the family is the fundamental unit in society. Children with disabilities, without regard to the nature and severity of the disability, have an inherent value, that all life has a purpose, that communities benefit from providing appropriate interventions and that citizens with disabilities make valuable contributions to society.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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