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School and Triple P partnerships growing in popularity

Schools in Ohio’s Pickaway County are the latest location around the world to establish a teamwork approach with parents of their students by offering evidence-based, practical strategies for dealing with everyday issues, through the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.


Event organizers, Teas Valley elementary School counselors, Niki Shaner and Rebekah Radcliff, were happy with the turn-out to the first event, and are planning to run more. Free babysitting and refreshments were offered to families who attended.


Says Triple P provider Deborah Hill, who’s been delivering Triple P Discussion Groups to parents, “the ideas strengthen their relationship and increase their confidence. Deborah was further quoted in the Circleville Herald as adding: “Triple P understands that parents sometimes need support. I love (it) because it is very family-friendly and parents have found it helpful.”


“The discussion was great and we got great feedback from parents.”


Each Triple P Discussion Group session brings together about 10-12 parents who are all having the same parenting problem. There are four topics to choose from:

  • Dealing with Disobedience
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
  • Managing Fighting and Aggression
  • Hassle-free Shopping with Children


“We’re hoping to offer all four sessions again in 2019 because some parents expressed dismay at having to choose,” Niki Shaner said.


The free program is available through a grant from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund and administered by Nationwide Children’s.