Parent Engagement and Self-Advocacy (PESA)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Parent Engagement and Self-Advocacy (PESA) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Parent Partner Programs for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.
PESA is an adaptation of Columbia University’s Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) and the Building a Better Future Program developed by Sandra Jimenez and Naomi Weinstein as a Family-to-Family Initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. PESA helps birth parents, foster parents, and caseworkers work together to address the mental health needs of youth in foster care.
Goals of Parent Engagement and Self-Advocacy (PESA):
Please check in the Brief Description section above for the program's goals. If they are not there, the program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Target Population: Birth parents, foster parents, and caseworkers of children ages 10-17 who are in foster care and candidates for reunification.
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 10 – 17
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2012
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2010
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2010