United Way — Live United
This month you will see signs of an exciting new parenting education program being launched in Lane County - the Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P. Led by United Way in collaboration with Trillium Community Health Plan, Lane County Public Health, LaneKids, Parenting Now!, and Oregon Research Institute, the main goals of Triple P are to:
- Promote the independence and health of families by increasing parents’ knowledge, skills, confidence and self-sufficiency.
- Promote the development of non-violent, protective and nurturing environments for children.
- Promote the development, growth, health, and social skills of young children.
- Reduce the incidence of child abuse and behavioral and emotional problems in childhood and adolescence.
Here in Lane County, there will be three phases of Triple P roll out. The phase that will reach the most Lane County families is the Stay Positive campaign. This campaign will be promoted across Lane County via social media, advertisements and Register Guard articles with stay-positive parenting tips and strategies. Posters and brochures with these tips and strategies will also be distributed to healthcare clinics, schools and other places that reach parents.
The collaboration will also introduce Triple P positive parenting tip sheets and other parent support materials into healthcare settings so that families who are looking for support and skills can get those tips right when they need them from their children’s healthcare providers.
Finally, families on the Oregon Health Plan with Trillium will be given free access to the Triple P Online parenting program, so that parents who are unable to attend parenting groups will still be able to get free state-of-the-art parenting education in an online format, so that they can get help where they need it, when they need it.
To learn more about this exciting program, go to www.lanekids.org