January is Positive Parenting Awareness Month in Napa County

Cope Family Center, which manages the Napa County Triple P (NCTP) Collaborative, announced that January 2019 has been proclaimed Positive Parenting Awareness Month by the Napa County Board of Supervisors. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) offers proven strategies that strengthen relationships with children and prevent and manage a full range of parenting challenges.

“Triple P is an internationally recognized, evidence-based curriculum designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships,” explained Annmarie Baker, Program Manager at Cope Family Center. “It provides parents with simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs. Classes are designed for parents of children ages 2-16 years with varying degrees of parenting issues and specific challenges.”


The Napa County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed January as Positive Parenting Awareness Month. Supervisor Ryan Gregory visited Cope Family Center last week to present the Proclamation to the Napa County Triple P Collaborative members. We are grateful for the County’s continued support of our county-wide efforts to reduce child abuse and neglect in our county.

The Proclamation marks the first annual Positive Parenting Awareness Month in Napa County and highlights the importance for parents and caregivers to develop warm, nurturing relationships with their children and teens and become more confident as parents.

The Boards of Supervisors in Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Mendocino and other counties that offer parenting programs such as Triple P have also proclaimed January as Positive Parenting Awareness Month. Many other agencies in California that offer Triple P are joining the celebration by highlighting the importance of positive parenting during the month of January.

Triple P has been available to families throughout Napa County since 2016. NCTP Collaborative agencies include: Cope Family Center (Lead Agency); Up Valley Family Centers; Child Start, Inc.; ParentsCAN; Napa County Public Health, Child Welfare Services, Self-Sufficiency, and Mental Health; Napa Valley Unified School District; Napa County Office of Education; Napa Emergency Women’s Services; and Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Major funding for the program is provided by the Napa County Health and Human Services Agency Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Grant.

Collectively, the NCTP Collaborative offers Triple P services to over 1,000 families in Napa County each year. The positive outcomes for parents who participate are significant: parents report improvements in their children’s behaviors, their parenting styles, and their levels of stress.

“Implementing Triple P throughout Napa County is a valuable tool for preventing child neglect and abuse in our community,” said Michele Grupe, Executive Director of Cope Family Center. “Positive parenting helps parents manage the stress of parenting, strengthen family communication and build healthy relationships with their kids. At a time when child abuse rates are increasing at an alarming rate in Napa County, it is critically important to empower struggling parents with proven skills to improve their parenting. The partners in the NCTP Collaborative have taken every step of the journey together, forming committees, dedicating their time, training their staff and supporting them, creating a balance in order to allow the best work to come forth and serve our community and leverage our collaborative efforts.”

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