Le Reflet (The News) - - LA UNE - ALEXIA MARSILLO alexia.marsillo@eap.on.ca

On­ta­rio Trillium Foun­da­tion (OTF) gran­ted $506,300 to Va­lo­ris, to launch a Po­si­tive Pa­ren­ting Program pro­ject.

The an­noun­ce­ment of the half mil­lion-dol­lar grant was made at the Va­lo­ris for Chil­dren and Adults of Pres­cott-Rus­sell Ro­ck­land of­fice, on Fri­day, March 23. The Po­si­tive Pa­ren­ting Program (Triple P) sup­ports the po­si­tive de­ve­lop­ment of chil­dren and youth fa­cing chal­lenges. The program equips adults with re­sources for po­si­tive pa­ren­ting.

The $ 506 300 grant was awar­ded to Va­lo­ris by the On­ta­rio Trillium Foun­da­tion (OTF) and will be spread over th­ree years. The mo­ney will be used to in­crease the ac­ces­si­bi­li­ty of the Triple P program to the people of Pres­cott-Rus­sell. The goal is that

this grant will en­able the program to reach ap­proxi­ma­te­ly 800 chil­dren and youth across the region over the th­ree years.

“This grant will help pro­mote po­si­tive pa­ren­ting in Pres­cott-Rus­sell and en­sure that our part­ners hear about the Triple P ap­proach, so that they too can be­ne­fit from the trai­ning and in­clude the ap­proach in their in­ter­ven­tions with fa­mi­lies,” said Va­lo­ris Exe­cu­tive Di­rec­tor Hé­lène Four­nier.

MPP Grant Crack was al­so present for the an­noun­ce­ment in Ro­ck­land, where he congra­tu­la­ted Va­lo­ris on suc­cess­ful­ly re­cei­ving the OTF grant. “Adults will be bet­ter equip­ped to pre­pare the youn­gest ones to de­ve­lop and help them grow in­to confi­dent adults,” said Crack. “That is a plus for the com­mu­ni­ty.”

The Triple P program fo­cuses on the nur­ture of strong re­la­tion­ships and good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and com­pre­hen­sion bet­ween pa­rents and young chil­dren and tee­na­gers. The program of­fers stra­te­gies to help pa­rents bet­ter un­ders­tand their chil­dren’s be­ha­viours, as well as tools on how to com­mu­ni­cate about one ano­ther’s thoughts and fee­lings in a po­si­tive light.

The program has been de­ve­lo­ped ba­sed on over 30 years of cli­ni­cal re­search and is cur­rent­ly used in more than 25 coun­tries around the world.

“In of­fe­ring a range of ser­vices for the chil­dren and adults of Pres­cott-Rus­sell, Va­lo­ris suc­cess­ful­ly de­mons­tra­ted the im­por­tance of the Triple P program, said Jacques Hé­roux, vo­lun­teer with the On­ta­rio Trillium Foun­da­tion Grant Re­view Team. “This is why the foun­da­tion is proud to sup­port this ini­tia­tive at ex­pan­ding the ac­ces­si­bi­li­ty of this in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly-re­co­gni­zed program to sup­port chil­dren fa­cing obs­tacles.”

—pho­to Alexia Marsillo

Va­lo­ris a re­çu une sub­ven­tion de 506 300 $ de la Fon­da­tion Trillium de l’On­ta­rio, pour lan­cer le pro­jet Pra­tiques Pa­ren­tales Po­si­tives. Le pro­gramme Triple P met l’ac­cent sur le dé­ve­lop­pe­ment de re­la­tions so­lides et d’une bonne com­mu­ni­ca­tion et...

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