Par­ent­ing pro­gram comes to Chin­chilla

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AN IN­TER­NA­TION­ALLY ac­claimed par­ent­ing pro­gram will be of­fered free to par­ents and car­ers of chil­dren up to 16 years of age in the Chin­chilla re­gion.

The Triple P – Pos­i­tive Par­ent­ing Pro­gram will start on July 20 and con­sist of four weekly group ses­sions at the Chin­chilla Hos­pi­tal, fol­lowed by three weeks of fol­low-up phone calls and a fi­nal group ses­sion.

Dar­ling Downs Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice Com­mu­nity Health clin­i­cal nurse Sally Crothers ini­ti­ated the rein­tro­duc­tion of this pro­gram to the area.

“Triple P is con­sid­ered to be one of the best par­ent­ing pro­grams avail­able, help­ing more than four mil­lion chil­dren and their fam­i­lies in more than 25 coun­tries dur­ing the past 35 years,” Ms Crothers said.

“We are very pleased to an­nounce the DDHHS is now of­fer­ing Triple P free of charge to help fam­i­lies across the Chin­chilla re­gion.

“This pro­gram has been sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to re­duce prob­lem be­hav­iour and emo­tional prob­lems in chil­dren and teenagers.

“Triple P helps par­ents to man­age chal­leng­ing be­hav­iour and raise happy, con­fi­dent chil­dren by im­ple­ment­ing rules and rou­tines that are re­spected and fol­lowed and en­cour­ag­ing pos­i­tive be­hav­iour.

“It also teaches par­ents to take care of them­selves and feel more con­fi­dent and less stressed.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Sally Crothers on 4662 8888 dur­ing busi­ness hours.

For de­tails about the Triple P pro­gram, visit

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