PEP Day Treatment Centers

PEP Talk with … Aaron Muttillo, Day Treatment Centers Director

When asked to describe the kids PEP serves at its Day Treatment Centers, Aaron Muttillo is quick to use the word “resilient.” He chooses to focus on the positives – not the behaviors or diagnoses that brought them to PEP. “Many of these kids have faced significant adversity by the time they come to one
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Philosophy & Methodology

Promoting Connection Through the Arts and Movement

This is an excerpt from PEP CEO Habeebah R. Grimes’ speech at this year’s PEP Rally for Kids, which captures why the arts and movement are so critical in our work with children who have experienced trauma. One year ago renowned psychiatrist, author and child trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry spoke at our PEP Rally for
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Philosophy & Methodology

From the CEO: Why I Choose to Believe in Hope

By HABEEBAH R. GRIMES About 20 years ago, I sat in a circle during one of my first group meetings at PEP Eastwood. As a newly hired one-on-one aide, I listened intently to the children discuss what had happened in their lives the day prior. One student’s story from the previous evening resonated deeply with
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