What is TRIPLE P
Triple P involves entire communities in efforts to prevent emotional and developmental problems in children by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents. Evaluations of the program have found Triple P to be cost effective and successful in achieving its goals.
Triple P provides easy to use information and tips that everyone working with families can use to help parents respond to challenging parenting situations and build positive relationships with their children. The information and tips can make parenting more manageable and enjoyable.
Beginning in November 2012 and over the next three years, we will be offering free training and support to more than 175 individuals working in the city of Hartford and in northeastern Connecticut in the Positive Parenting Program.
Triple P has been used by individuals working with children and families in many settings and in a variety of ways. Triple P practitioners include coaches, recreation staff, librarians, teachers and teachers’ aides, case managers, child-care providers, guidance counselors, ministers, family center staff, substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, pediatricians and others.
Triple P offers several courses. Each course is geared to the time and intensity an individual has to spend with a parent on parenting education - whether it’s a brief interaction or intensive long-term intervention.
We are reaching out to a broad range of individuals who may not have had extensive training in parenting education, feel that they would benefit from the Triple P training, and be able to use the parenting tools provided by the program. In addition, we would encourage practitioners to join us who are using a different parenting resource and would like to try something else.
If you are interested in becoming an accredited Triple P practitioner, please apply for a Triple P training course. The Hartford Triple P applications are due Friday, October 26, 2012.
The Hartford Triple Initiative
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is sponsored by the Children’s Trust Fund, a Division of the Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Community partners include the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP), Olive Branch Clinical & Consulting Services, The Village for Families and Children, Hartford Area Child Care Collaborative, the Department of Children & Families, and the City of Hartford - Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation.
The Northeastern Region Triple P Initiative -The 5 towns of Pomfret, Putnam, Killingly, Woodstock and Thompson
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is sponsored by the Children’s Trust Fund, a Division of the Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Community partners include Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group.
For questions on Triple P please contact:
Consultant for the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Children’s Trust Fund
A division of the Department of Social Services
860. 424.5256 - DirectEleni.Fatsis@ct.gov