A new session of Triple P Parenting Classes is starting in April. Classes are free, offered in English and Spanish and childcare is provided for free (with registration). To find out more about the classes call 707.252.1123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration opens March 1st.
The English class is on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm (please arrive by 5:45pm). Mandatory orientation session is Tuesday, April 10th. The full course runs 4/10/18-6/19/18. Las clases de Español se llevaran a cabo los Jueves de 6:00pm-8:00pm (favor de llegar a las 5:45pm). La sesión de orientación será mandatoria y se llevara a cabo el Jueves, 12 de abril. El curso será del 4/12/18-6/21/18.
Important! Attendance to the orientation is mandatory in order to enroll in the class. Pre-registration is required (call, email or drop in the center to register starting March 1st). ¡Importante! Para poder ser inscrito será mandatorio de atender la orientación. Tabién se requerirá que sea pre registrado (llame o visitenos en nuestra oficina).
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Cope’s Triple P classes are for parents or caregivers of children ages 2-12 years. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong and healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems from developing.
Triple P classes are offered as an 11-week series of weekly two-hour classes. Day and evening classes are available and classes are led in either English or Spanish. Four- week classes and single session seminars are also offered periodically.
Group classes are offered at Cope’s Family Resource Center and other locations around Napa County. Childcare, homework help and meals for parents and children are provided free of charge. One-on-one, in-home classes are also available, depending on the family’s needs.
Positive parenting is an approach to parenting that gives parents tools and strategies to raise their child in an environment that is safe, loving and predictable. The Triple P program allows parents to decide what is important to them. It doesn’t tell parents how to raise their children, but gives them the confidence and skills to build good relationships with their child, set boundaries and rules, and follow up with consequences that aren’t harmful. Parents set their own goals, identify the changes they would like to see in their child’s behavior and work with the Parent Educator to choose the strategies that will fit in with their family life.
Triple P has been shown to help reduce children’s problem behavior and also reduce their emotional problems. It also helps parents feel less stressed, angry and depressed. Triple P helps parents:
- Raise happy, confident kids
- Manage misbehavior so everyone in the family enjoys life more
- Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
- Encourage desired behavior
- Take care of themselves
- Feel confident they are doing the right thing
Susan & Mark's
Susan and her husband Mark didn’t know how to handle their son Eric’s behavior, which they described as the “terrible twos”. Eric was defiant and violent, hitting other children when he became frustrated. Having grown up in abusive homes themselves, Susan and Mark did not want to repeat the violence they experienced so they enrolled in Cope’s Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for help managing Eric’s behavior. Susan and Mark learned practical strategies to help them build a healthy relationship with their son, confidently manage his behavior and prevent further problems from developing. By the fourth week of class, Susan and Mark found they had created a much calmer and more rewarding relationship with Eric. Cope’s parenting classes empowered them with the skills and knowledge to break the cycle of abuse and give Eric a brighter future.