You could touch the excitement this morning at the Ramada Inn as major partners in the new Triple P programs gathered together for the official launch.
Cornwall and area is oftentimes behind on Early Development Instruments. “Triple P really is, in my mind, a way of getting ahead of the curve” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
The new resource was the initial idea of three partners who worked relentlessly to give it birth.
“Because of everyone in the room today, this idea became a full blown reality”, said Rachelle Daignault, Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of SD&G, “I believe as a community, we will be much stronger with the help of Triple P”.
Developed by Matt Sanders, a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland, Australia, Triple P has been used in 24 countries, translated in 18 languages and has helped more than 6 million children.
The program aims to provide solutions for a wide variety of parenting situations. Quoting the famous “your child didn’t come with an instruction manual”, Triple P will help to take the guesswork out of parenting. “We will help parents build stronger relationships with their children”, said Mrs. Daignault. “We will give the tools that will make them feel in control, empowered.”
The first step is to contact Triple P. Register on the website, then you will be directed to a tailored solution that pertains to you. This could be a seminar, a group program, etc… The program is offered in our region in both French and English and is accessible via email, phone or through their website.
Although today was the official launch, the program has already been offered to families in the area for the last year through the Children’s Aid Society, the Health Unit and other organizations. Results are very positive.
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