Triple P – the Positive Parenting Program – is an evidence-based system of education and supports designed to be available and useful to every parent and caregiver of young children in the community. Some parents may just need brief advice to establish better bedtime routines or survive toilet training, while others may need extensive, individualized support as they learn positive ways to minimize their children's severe behavior problems. Triple P offers support at all of these levels, and makes it available in community agencies and venues where parents naturally interact.
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 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 near you, please visit the Triple P website at www.triplep-parenting.net.
If you are interested in becoming a Triple P Provider
, contact Deanna LaMotte, Triple P Coordinator, at Deanna.LaMotte@buncombecounty.org
for more information.
NC Triple P
Do you suspect abuse?
To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:
Child Abuse: (828) 250-5900
Adult Abuse: (828) 250-5800
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Call (828) 250-5091 to report
Communicable Disease Reporting Form
Deanna L. LaMotte, MPH
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Coordinator
Buncombe County Health & Human Services
p. (828) 351-8098
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours of Operation
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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