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.
Level 3 - Primary Care
A brief targeted intervention in a one-on-one format to assist parents in developing effective plans to manage a child’s behavior issues (such as fighting or tantrums) and skill development concerns (such as toilet training or staying in bed at night). Three to four sessions, typically 15-30 minutes in length are provided in person, over the phone or in some combination of both.
Level 4 - Triple P
Provides parents with broadly focused support and interventions on a one-on-one basis. Over the course of 10 sessions, parents learn about causes of child behaviors, setting goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage challenging behaviors and plan for high-risk situations. The program focuses on promoting parental autonomy throughout the intervention process.
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.