The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is a comprehensive evidence-based program originated in Australia and taught in more than 20 countries. The program is for parents and caregivers and is designed to strengthen families by promoting positive relationships. Triple P offers simple, practical strategies for preventing and managing challenging behaviors. The model is culturally appropriate and can easily be adapted by parents to suit their own values, beliefs and needs regardless of the family’s culture or situation. Triple P is funded by First 5 Solano County.
How Does Triple P Work?
Triple P interventions include a combination of light-touch or brief interactions and more intensive parenting education
and can be delivered one-on-one or in a group setting. Staff certified in the use of Triple P provide both types of intervention.
Parent Education for Incarcerated Parents
The Triple P parent education classes offered at the Claybank Detention Facility is an 8-week group course. Parents volunteer to participate, must have children under the age of 5 and be willing to attend all classes. Most parents who participate, often have some involvement with the child welfare system or visitation/custody issues with the family court. As such, the class gives the parents new tools to work and exercises to enhance their knowledge and parenting skills. Many of the participants have not graduated high school, come from low-income and impoverished communities. They are looking for ways to break the cycle of poverty and violence that has been such a large part of their lives. Most importantly, they (like everyone else), truly want the best for their children, so they are seeking information that helps them to become better parents. Parents have said that this program has helped them feel more confident in their ability to have more patience and tolerance with their children. We aim to help the parents have fun while parenting their children.