San Antonio – There is no parenting manual, but Metro Health tries to help families overcome difficulties with the Positive Parenting, or Triple P, program.
Brea Moore of Metro Health’s Violence Prevention helps run the program.
It started in February 2020 as a way to address domestic violence with an evidence-based program. The program is already being used in other cities in Texas.
“Triple P is available to all parents, whether they are just looking for a little support or parents who are feeling really overwhelmed and need support not only in terms of positive parenting strategies, but they also need support, maybe in terms of needing to learn how to emotionally regulate,” she explained.
The program reached approximately 2,000 parents in 2021. It is also free to any interested family in Bexar County. They offer different levels of support depending on the different areas families need help with, including a new program for co-parenting.
Every child is different, so strategies can be adapted by parents to meet their needs, Moore explained.
“We get a lot of questions about communication, and we get a lot of questions about, you know, just creating structure,” Moore said.
Programs are offered in-class and as self-paced online courses. Triple P is specifically for those with children under 12, but it can help connect those with teens to other available programs.
To learn more, call 210-207-4599 or visit their website.
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