Triple P is the Positive Parenting Program. Clay County was asked to be involved in a grant from MAHEC Triple P to have individuals trained and accredited in Triple P to provide parents in Clay County with Positive Parenting skills. Triple P is evidenced based and is meant to be used for any parent in the community who have children ages birth to elementary school age with certain behavior issues. Triple P is an intervention that can be used in every day work to assist parents with positive parenting to assist with changes in their child's behavior while making positive changes in how parents parent their children.
This is a new program intervention in our community. It was seen as a need in our community based on the increase of children entering foster care. The Triple P model is designed to help parents improve their parenting skills in order to better the behavior of their child. When used effectively, parents change their parenting style in order to make improvements in their child's behavior. The intervention focuses on positive reinforcement, rules, and consequences in the form of quiet time and time out.
The priority population/customers for Triple P is any parent in the community with a child or children ages birth to elementary school age, and Triple P aims to make a difference at the among parents with children with certain behavior issues. This is county wide and any parent is eligible. Implementation will take place in the current year, 2019. Because this intervention is new, referrals are what are needed at this time. Plans are being discussed regarding advertising in the news paper and social media that Triple P is now offered to community members who seek help with parenting and who seek help with behaviors of their child.