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Triple P offers practical strategies for parents to manage their children’s behavior.

Triple P South Carolina

With a generous grant from The Duke Endowment, Children’s Trust is working to activate the Positive Parenting Program, known as Triple P, in Georgetown and Greenville counties. This work is building a model prevention system that can be replicated across South Carolina to change the state’s approach to the prevention of child maltreatment.

This innovative work will give South Carolina models for county-wide, coordinated systems of prevention that gives a population-level approach to parenting and preventing abuse and neglect.

With more than 35 years of ongoing research, Triple P is an effective, evidence-based parenting program. It offers simple, practical strategies to help parents build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and promote positive child development. Triple P has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many kinds of family structures.

Managed through a local coordinating agency, services will be provided to families by a variety of community-based service organizations including pediatric practices, nonprofits, libraries, schools and churches.

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Triple P South Carolina partnership

Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute within the University of North Carolina

Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute within the University of North Carolina

Triple P America


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To ensure this investment reaches its full potential, Children’s Trust is working with national implementation experts.

Children’s Trust work on Triple P in South Carolina

Children’s Trust has supported Triple P in South Carolina through these partners with funding from the Community-Based Child Abuse Preventing program:

The Hope Center for Children provides both group and intensive, in-home interventions for families at greater risk of child abuse or neglect. They are serving Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.

Julie Valentine Center provides both group and intensive, in-home interventions for families at greater risk of child abuse or neglect. They are serving Greenville and Pickens Counties.

PASOs serves Lexington County 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.

Family Connection delivers Stepping Stones, the Triple P variation for families with children with disabilities. They deliver parenting seminars and work one-on-one for families that may need some additional support regarding a behavioral issue.

Triple P providers in S.C.

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Five core principles of Triple P

  1. Ensuring a safe and engaging environment
  2. Creating a positive learning environment that helps children learn to solve problems
  3. Using assertive, consistent discipline that teaches children to accept responsibility for their behavior
  4. Having realistic expectations about children’s behavior
  5. Taking care of yourself as a parent to find balance in life

For more information

Abby Wilson, MHA
Senior Manager of Community Implementation