North Carolina families with young children can now take advantage of free online parenting support programs. The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) offers advice and ideas to help parents create a positive home environment for their children. This resource is now accessible to North Carolina parents through the program’s Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online courses.
The Triple P online roll-out in all 100 counties is the largest of its kind in the country. Free access is available for 25,000 North Carolina parents and caregivers on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Every family across our state can benefit from learning more about positive parenting,” said Marshall Tyson, N.C. Public Health Children and Youth Branch Head and Triple P Program Manager for North Carolina. “Regardless of where you live in the state, what your background is, or if you’re raising children with a partner or as a single parent, online resources from Triple P can provide you with support to help you build a stronger foundation for your child.”
Triple P is evidence-based, backed by more than 35 years of research, and is currently available in more than 25 countries around the world. The program first came to North Carolina in 2016 with in-person parenting courses offered in 46 counties. The launch of Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online extends these services to families who might not be able to participate in person, such as those who live too far away or who are unable to commit to in-person sessions.
“Expanding access to Triple P is in line with our commitments shared in the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan to ensure more children grow up in safe and nurturing homes across the state,” said Rebecca Planchard, Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. “We know that every parent and caregiver wants what’s best for their child, and this program provides free resources for families to build more positive relationships.”
Funding for the online programs totals $1.7 million using a combination of grant money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and state funding through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health and Division of Social Services.
The Triple P Program gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them manage their children’s behavior more confidently, prevent behavioral problems from developing and create a positive home environment for their family. Parents and caregivers of children up to 16 years of age in North Carolina are invited to sign up at https://www.triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/triple-p. Once parents receive an access code, they can participate in Triple P Online’s eight modules or Teen Triple P Online’s six modules at their own pace. Each module takes about an hour to complete, and the program can be stopped and resumed at any time. Many courses are available in both Spanish and English.
Visit http://triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/triple-p to sign up for the Triple P program.
Visit http://ncdhhs.gov/early-childhood to learn more about the NC Early Childhood Action Plan.