Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

Mother and son together on the couch looking at an iPad.

Children’s Trust administers the federally-funded Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention programs in South Carolina. These grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Children’s Trust is collaborating with the evidence-based Positive Parenting Program, more commonly known as Triple P, to implement it across the state with this funding. Backed by more than 30 years of ongoing research, Triple P is currently used in 25 countries to give parents practical strategies to assist them in managing their children’s behavior.

This support system is designed to prevent behavioral and emotional issues in children and teenagers ­– which can lead to problems in the family, school and community – before they arise and to create environments that encourage children to realize their potential. Triple P has a range of ways for parents to receive assistance, from single-visit consultations to public seminars and group courses to private sessions.

The five core principles of Triple P are ensuring a safe and engaging environment; creating a positive learning environment that helps children learn to solve problems; using assertive, consistent discipline that teaches children to accept responsibility for their behavior; having realistic expectations about children’s behavior; and taking care of yourself as a parent to find balance in life.

For more information on the program, contact Abby Wilson, the Triple P coordinator for Children’s Trust, at 803-744-4060 or awilson@scchildren.org.


Current Partners

Children’s Trust is currently partnering to provide Triple P services with the Hope Center for Children in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, PASOs in Lexington County and Family Connection statewide. Hope Center delivers its services in English and Spanish, PASOs serves the Spanish-speaking Latino community and Family Connection provides services to families of children with disabilities. Reaching diverse, undeserved audiences will continue to be a target as we move forward in expanding the program’s reach in the state.

The Hope Center for Children provides both group and intensive, in-home interventions for families at greater risk of child abuse or neglect. For more information, visit hopecfc.org.

PASOs is a community-based program of the South Carolina Public Health Institute (SCPHI) and the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. This program serves families with children 0-12 years of age to prevent first incidences of child abuse and neglect among Latino families by using group Triple P. For more information, visit scpasos.org.


Family Connection supports families with special needs, and it now has staff trained to deliver seminars on parenting children with disabilities as well as working one-on-one with families that may need some additional support regarding a behavioral issue. For more information, call the Family Information Center at 800-578-8750 or visit familyconnectionsc.org.    


Resources

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families

KIDS COUNT Data Center for South Carolina