Program Philosophy


At Positive Education Program, work with children and families is grounded in the Principles of Re-EDucation (Re-ED) and The Sanctuary Model.

Re-ED , a child and family-centered approach to care for children and youth facing mental health challenges, is an open paradigm that accentuates the strengths within each individual.

The Sanctuary Model creates a safe, nurturing therapeutic environment that supports children and youth impacted by trauma. It helps them reorganize their self-defeating beliefs and instills hope for the future.

The principles embodied in Sanctuary smoothly integrate with Re-ED, the philosophy on which PEP was founded. A cornerstone of PEP’s success and key principle of the Re-ED philosophy is the emphasis on developing trust between the child and adult. Sanctuary informs the subtleties of developing and enhancing that meaningful therapeutic alliance.