Parenting program comes to Chinchilla
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 www.triplep.net.