Effective June 1, 2016, Madison County Health Department will oversee the new multi-county Triple P initiative. They are currently in process of reorganizing and putting a team in place. Please check back for updated contact information or contact the Madison County Health Department for more information at 828-649-3531.
Triple P – the Positive Parenting Program – is a whole system of supports for parents and people caring for young children (ages 0-12) in Buncombe County. Some parents are just seeking brief advice to handle minor disobedience or survive toilet training, while others may need lots of direct support as they learn positive ways to deal their children's severe or aggressive behaviors.
Research has shown that children who grow up with positive parenting are...
- more likely to do well at school
- more likely to build friendships
- more likely to feel good about themselves
- less likely to develop behavioral or emotional problems, including addiction, when they get older
Parents who use positive parenting skills...
- feel more confident and competent about managing day-to-day family life
- feel less stressed
- feel less depressed
- have less conflict with their partners over parenting issues
Triple P is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization, and it is currently used in more than 20 countries and 27 US states. It is available in Buncombe County through a three-year grant from the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Children and Youth Branch.
If you are a parent or caregiver and you'd like to learn more or locate a Triple P provider or session near you, please visit the Triple P website at www.triplep-parenting.net.
If you are a professional who works with children and families in Buncombe County and you want to know more about how to refer clients to Triple P or how to provide the program yourself, contact Deanna LaMotte, Triple P Coordinator, at Deanna.LaMotte@buncombecounty.org.
If you are involved with local media and looking for information or PSAs about Triple P, click on the links below.
Triple P factsheets