(!) Special Announcement: For those who were previously attending classes prior to the wildfire disaster, we sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding when those classes were postponed. Please contact us to re-enroll or speak with your instructor for more information and next steps. (!) Anuncio especial: Para aquellos que anteriormente estuvieron atendiendo clases antes del desastre de los incendios, les agradásemos por su paciencia. Favor de contactarse con nosotros para poder inscribirlos de nuevo, o hable con su instructor para más información.
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.