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Lane County’s Positive Parenting Program

Lane County’s Positive Parenting Program off to a Healthy Start!

Last spring, a new parenting education program called the Triple P — Positive Parenting Program — was launched by the Lane County Triple P Team, consisting of LaneKids, Parenting Now!, Oregon Research Institute and Lane County.

Since the launch, Triple P has swept the county with positive parenting messages and opportunities for families. This includes free registration for Trillium Community Health Plan members to join Triple P Online (an online parenting program at lanekids.org), brief parenting sessions during child checkups at primary care offices, and weekly parenting blogs in English and Spanish.

Triple P is designed for all parents and caregivers with kids ages 2 to 12. The idea behind Triple P is that all parents benefit from parenting support and advice.

Triple P provides important parenting tips for all parents — its “Top Five Parenting Tips” are:

The Lane County Triple P Team has been hard at work making Triple P available to families in our community. So far, 145 parents have been connected to Triple P Online or other parenting education programs. Parents who have completed Triple P Online, had this to say about the program:

The success and positive feedback from parents of Triple P have encouraged Lane County’s Triple P Team, along with their supporters, to plan for expansion of the program in 2017-18.

In 2017, we hope to double a number of parents referred to Triple P Online and other parenting programming, continue to publish weekly parenting blogs in English and Spanish on lanekids.org, provide further training for primary care providers and family resource centers in Triple P programming, and strengthen Lane County’s overall parenting education and support.

To learn more, contact Emily Reiter at ereiter@unitedwaylane.org or visit lanekids.org/triplep.

Lynne Swartz, executive director of Parenting Now!, Taylor Ludtke and Emily Reiter, of LaneKids, and Carol Metzler, of Oregon Research Institute, contributed to this article. Parenting Now! is a nonprofit offering groups and workshops so that all children are raised by nurturing, skilled parents; www.parentingnow.org, and 541-484-5316.