PEP TALKS: Parents Empowering Parents
At Diabetes Hope Foundation, we recognize that diabetes impacts parents and caregivers too, so in 2021 we launched our ‘Let’s Talk About It Workshop’ to provide a space for caregivers to come together and talk about the highs and lows of T1D.
With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), we have expanded this impactful program for caregivers in the Halton/Peel Regions. Enhancing the original “Let’s Talk About It” workshop, caregivers can now participate in a four-part virtual workshop series focused on getting the tools, information and support they need to navigate the transition to post-secondary school and beyond!
PEP Talks will give parents and caregivers of adolescents with T1D in Halton/Peel Regions the opportunity to find a community of voices to collaborate with as they prepare for their child’s transition from secondary to post-secondary education and from pediatric to adult diabetes care. The four-part PEP Talks workshop series includes:
PEP Talks Funding Announcement November 8, 2023, with special guests Deepak Anand, MPP of Mississauga-Malton and Sarbjeet Saini, representing the Ontario Trillium Foundation as a member of the volunteer Grant Review Team for the Halton-Peel catchment area.
Workshop 1: Let’s Talk About Opportunity: Mindset Matters!
November 22nd Workshop @7PM (EST)
Learn about what a growth mindset is and how it leads to more successful diabetes management while also opening you and your family up to live your best lives without T1D standing in your way.
Workshop 2: Let’s Talk About Relationships: Communicating Boundaries
December 13th Workshop @7PM (EST)
Explore how boundaries will shift during the transition years and learn methods to cope as your child with T1D starts post-secondary education and transitions to adult diabetes care.
Workshop 3: Let’s Talk About Responsibility: Fostering Interdependence
JANUARY 24th Workshop @7PM (EST)
Consider various ways that you can help your child become more autonomous in their diabetes care, while still providing support where needed.
Workshop 4: Let’s Talk About Self-Care: You Matter Too!
March 6th Workshop @7PM
Recognize that the T1D adolescent’s transition will have a significant impact on you and your family and examine ways to cope.