Triple P Programme
The programme offers ideas to help deal with the big and small parenting challenges that are part of family life. Triple P does not tell you how to be a parent but offers a range of strategies for you to choose the ones that fit your family.
Triple P Positive Parenting programs help you:
- build a positive relationship between you and your child
- raise happy, confident children and teenagers
- manage behaviour in a positive way
- set family rules and routines that everyone follows
- get along better with your children or teenagers
- balance work and family commitments
We aim to help parents and carers of children and teenagers up to 18 years. We also deliver a programme for parents and carers of children with special needs.
How to book onto a programme
Our current timetable of events is detailed below and is frequently updated.
You can choose to attend at a time and location that suits you, even if the session is being held at a school your child does not attend. If you would like to attend one of these events,
email us or call us on +44 (0) 1534 449481.
Triple P seminars
Triple P seminars are an introduction to positive parenting. Each seminar lasts 90 minutes and with time to ask questions at the end. A take away tip sheet will be available.
Seminars for 0 to 11 years
|The power of positive parenting||Raising children in ways that emphasises the positive including the importance of taking care of your own needs|
|Raising resilient children||Helping children to deal with their emotions including learning to deal with negative feelings and cope with stressful life events|
|Raising confident competent children||The skills and values we teach our children including helping your child develop healthy self-esteem|
Seminars for 12 to 18 years
|Getting teenagers connected||How best to help teenagers become positively involved with groups and individuals in the wider community including the importance of meeting commitments and taking care of others|
|Raising responsible teenagers||Encouraging teenagers to develop the skills they need to become independent including developing a healthy lifestyle and learning to be reliable|
|Raising competent teens||Encouraging teenagers to make the most of their time at school including supporting them to learn self-discipline and problem solving skills|
All Triple P seminars are currently cancelled.
Triple P discussion groups
A discussion group is a short, small group session run by a trained Triple P practitioner.
Each session lasts about 2 hours and brings together a maximum of 10 to 12 parents who maybe experiencing similar parenting issues. In a session, your practitioner will give you tips and suggestions for dealing with your child’s behaviour.
You’ll see short video clips showing other parents successfully dealing with the same issue and you’ll be encouraged to share your thoughts with the other parents in the group, if you wish to. You’ll also be given a workbook with simple exercises and information to help you try your new strategies at home.
Discussion groups for 0 to 11 years
|Developing good bedtime routines||Developing a positive bedtime routine and teaching your child to fall sleep in their own bed and stay in their bed until morning time|
|Dealing with disobedience||Helping to plan to prevent problems occurring in the first place and setting clear limits so you and your child know what to expect|
|Managing fighting and aggression||Encouraging children to play nicely and resolve problems and as a parent learn to deal with misbehaviour in a calm and consistent manner|
|Hassle-free shopping with children||Helping you manage shopping trips and developing a personal shopping plan|
Discussion groups for 12 to 18 years
|Reducing family conflict||Focusing on the reasons teenagers are argumentative or aggressive, and how to teach them how to behave more appropriately|
|Coping with teenagers emotions||Helping teach your teenager how to manage their emotions and how to manage any problems|
|Getting teenagers to co-operate||Understanding why teenagers are uncooperative and consider goals for change.|
|Building teenage survival skills||Helping to plan to reduce risky behaviour in your teenager and ensure your teenager is actively involved in planning for events no matter how small the risk|
Discussion group timetable
All discussion groups are currently cancelled.
Triple P group programmes
In addition to the seminars and discussion groups listed above we also offer larger group sessions held over a number of weeks. These cover the age ranges of 0 to 11 years, 12 to 18 years and children with additional needs.
Under 12 years old group
Group Triple P is a 7-week programme for parents of children aged 0 to 11 years. This programme is for parents who want support in the following areas:
building positive relationships
improving on communications
encouraging good behaviour
managing problem behaviours when they happen.
There will be 4 group sessions where we meet for 2 hours, then 3 telephone calls, followed by a final group session.
Teen group Triple P
Teen Triple P is a 7-week programme for parents of teenagers aged 12 to 18 years. This programme is for parents who want support in the following areas:
staying connected as they grow older
dealing with risky behaviour and implementing routines
teaching teenagers life skills as they become young adults.
There will be 4 group sessions consisting of 2 hours each, then 3 telephone calls, followed by a final group session.
Stepping stones sessions
Stepping Stones Triple P has been developed for parents of children with a developmental disability. Stepping Stones Triple P has been evaluated with real families and has been shown to work with children with intellectual and physical disabilities who have disruptive behaviour.
Primary Care Stepping Stones
A series of one to one sessions with a trained Triple P worker to address specific behaviours or issues and to help develop a wider range of positive parenting skills.
Standard Stepping Stones
A series of 8 to 10 individual 60 minute sessions run by a trained Triple P practitioner.
Group Stepping Stones
There will be 6 group sessions consisting of 2 hours each. Your will also receive phone calls to answer questions, provide support and help you with any problems. The group is also a great way to meet other parents experiencing similar challenges. The course of sessions will take a couple of months to complete.
Benefits of the programmes
Many parents who have attended the Triple P sessions found they have learnt the following:
learnt skills to stay calm
realised they are not alone in the challenges they face
developed negotiation and listening skills
learnt how to plan ahead and set rules together
learnt to problem solve when issues arise
Drop in facility
We have a confidential drop-in service for any parents or carers who have questions or need to talk about parenting.
This is available on a Friday from 9am to 1pm at the Bridge Child and Family Centre, Le Geyt Road, JE2 7NT.