Buncombe County launches Triple P parenting program

Full announcement from Buncombe County Health and Human Services :

Help us get the word out on a community-wide initiative to improve parenting practices. Triple P is one of the world’s most effective, evidence-based parenting programs, proven to reduce parenting stress, child misbehaviors and community-wide rates of child maltreatment. Behind the scenes, we have already trained 70 Triple P providers in Buncombe County, across 25 public, private, and non-profit agencies, with more being trained in the coming months.
Because everyone needs a little help — Triple P is about making it normal for all parents to ask for help. This unique program offers a range of skills that are easy for parents and caregivers to learn and adapt to their individual situations. We hope you can attend one of the informational sessions with trained providers and parents available to interview so you can help us get the word out in our community. By attending one of the sessions we hope you will:

• Get more information about this exciting program for parents & caregivers
• Interview trained Triple P program providers in our community
• Stay for a Triple P Seminar to see the program and interview attendees
3 Informational Receptions for stakeholders and media
Tuesday, April 1 Verner (formerly Mountain Area Child and Family Center)
2586 Riceville Road, Asheville, NC 28805
Community Reception: 5:30-6:00 PM; Parenting Seminar: 6:00-7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 8 Estes Elementary School
275 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803
Community Reception: 5:30-6:00 PM; Parenting Seminar: 6:00-7:30 PM

Friday, April 11 Asheville City Schools Preschool
441 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Community Reception: 8:30-9:00 AM; Parenting Seminar: 9:00-10:30 AM
For More Information on Triple P in Buncombe County, see FACTSHEET on page 2, call Deanna LaMotte @ 828-250-5110 or visit www.triplep-parenting.net .
FACT SHEET
Internationally Recognized Parenting Program Launches Across Buncombe County, Offering Something for EVERY Parent

Community-wide effort brings new model of parenting support to Buncombe
Over 25 agencies throughout Buncombe County, including schools, preschools, health care organizations, community resource centers and other nonprofits—now have staff trained to offer Triple P—Positive Parenting Program—to parents and caregivers of children ages 0-12. Diverse community agencies have been involved in planning and training efforts since June of 2013 (the start of a 3-year grant period), but April 1 marks the public launch, with the first of three seminars in April for parents titled, The Power of Positive Parenting.

What is Triple P?
Triple P is one of the world’s most effective and well-researched parenting programs. It is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships. Triple P doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives parents simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

Triple P is distinctive in that it is not a “one-size-fits-all” parenting class. Rather, it is a system that offers increasing levels of support to meet parents’ different needs. Parents can choose anything from one-off public seminars to more intensive group courses or individual counseling sessions.

Why positive parenting?
“Children who grow up with positive parenting are more likely to develop the skills they need to do well at schoolwork, build friendships, and feel good about themselves,” says clinical psychologist and Triple P developer Matt Sanders.

“They are also much less likely to develop behavioral or emotional problems when they get older. Similarly, parents who use positive parenting skills feel more confident and competent about managing day-to-day family life. They are also less stressed, less depressed and have less conflict with their partners over parenting issues,” explains Sanders.

A real effort to reach EVERY parent
With so many different child-serving agencies across the county offering these different levels of Triple P, parents have the opportunity to experience the program in a trusted, known environment. Triple P Coordinator Deanna LaMotte explains her excitement about the program this way: “Every parent has questions. Every parent feels overwhelmed or frustrated at least sometimes. If a child’s pediatrician and her teacher, and the local librarian and her church are all telling the parents it’s okay to seek parenting help, and the right kind of help is nearby, they’ll take advantage of it. And all families in our community will be happier and healthier when that is the norm.”

Get more information
To find out more about Triple P and to find local Triple P Providers and public events, go to www.triplep-parenting.net or contact the Program Coordinator, Deanna LaMotte, at Deanna.lamotte@buncombecounty.org.


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