The Tulane Parenting Education Program (T-PEP) Family Resource Center
The Tulane Parenting Education Program (T-PEP)-Family Resource Center, a program within the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, provides a setting in which Tulane staff offer psychoeducation, parenting, and support services to families referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
The Tulane Parenting Education Program (T-PEP) represents providers from a variety of disciplines who are committed to providing a holistic approach to service provision, with the goal of understanding historical, cultural, and environmental contexts for child maltreatment and family dysfunction. T-PEP provides assessments, parenting education, and family support to children and families referred by DCFS, My Community Cares, Community Stakeholders, and the Community at large, at no cost to participating families. T-PEP provides support and primary prevention for families at risk for child welfare involvement and work toward alleviating the risk of maltreatment for families and extended families involved with the agency. T-PEP works collaboratively with community providers, including Medicaid providers, to ensure that all families receive services in a timely manner. Clients served by T-PEP will receive a comprehensive needs assessments and resource linkage, prior to beginning formal parenting assessments, with the goal of ensuring that basic needs are adequately met prior to engaging in specific parenting interventions. T-PEP strives to support children in the context of their family systems by supporting biological parents, relative caregivers, and fictive kin, through implementation of the Parent Partner Program, Kinship Navigation and through collaboration with the Region I My Community Cares.
Who do we help?
T-PEP provides parenting education, family support, assessment, and psychological and psychiatric intervention to DCFS referred children and families from Region I parishes, including Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard. We occasionally accept referrals from other DCFS regions, depending upon census.
As a Louisiana Family Resource Center, our services include the Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) Program, Empowering Black Parents (EBP) Program, Family Skill Building, Visit Coaching, Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP) – Easy reader Version, Kinship Navigation Program, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and other DCFS-approved evidence informed programming (such as activities relating to Quality Parenting Initiative or QPI Louisiana; Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA; services to families with substance-exposed newborns, including alcohol- or drug-affected newborns).
We provide home-based, community-based, center-based, and virtual interventions depending upon client need and/or preference. The T-PEP offices are accessible by public transit for residents of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. T-PEP provides RTA and/or JeT bus tokens for families requiring assistance with the cost of public transit. In addition, we provide parking validation for clients who drive to our offices.
Location and contact information
T-PEP is located at 1340 Poydras St., Suite 740, New Orleans, LA 70112. The mailing address for T-PEP is the same as our physical address. The telephone number for T-PEP is (504) 988-9201. Our fax number is (504) 988-9202.