HSE Provides Triple P Parenting Programme in Sligo/Leitrim

Triple P parenting programme is a FREE evidence based positive parenting programme that is available in Sligo and Leitrim.   It gives parents practical tips and strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising children and managing misbehaviour making family life more enjoyable.

This programme was chosen for delivery in Sligo/ Leitrim by a partnership of the HSE and community and voluntary organisations under the Sligo Leitrim Children and Young People's Service’s Committee (CYPSC). Triple P was selected because it has been shown to have positive outcomes for parents and children in the Irish setting.

The HSE and its partners want to support parents by increasing the number of parents who can access local quality and evidence-based parenting training and ultimately to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Sligo/Leitrim. We want to normalise availing of a parenting programme, as part of the challenging parenting journey. Through CYPSC, the partners will work together to provide a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of Triple P and other quality parenting support programmes in the area.

Triple P is a flexible, practical way to develop and enhance skills, strategies and confidence to handle parenting situations. Triple P is backed by decades of research and it has helped over 4 million children and their families all over the world. In Ireland, Triple P has already been delivered to 25,000 parents in the Midlands Area over the past 8 years. The evaluation showed the following positive outcomes: significantly fewer children showing signs of hyperactivity, anxiety and emotional or conduct problems; significantly fewer children prone to troublesome disobedience and parents reporting being less worried and relationship problems eased.   Parents who completed Triple P made the following comments "its nice to see that I wasn't the only parent who was dealing with these issues" and " I feel more confident and less stressed when dealing with difficult situation".15 Practitioners from HSE and Sligo Leitrim Community groups were recently trained to deliver Triple P. Initial delivery will be to parents of children age 2-10 years.

Parents have different needs at different times in their parenting journey.   Triple P is flexible and allows them to choose what they need at a particular time: a seminar, a workshop on a specific issue, or to attend a course for a number of weeks.

Triple P Seminars are events for a large audience of parents - the talk will focus on positive parenting and introduce strategies and tips for raising healthy well adjusted children with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in school relationships. Information is also given on Triple P courses and workshops for smaller groups of parents.

All are welcome to attend the following Seminars (you do not need to book a place):

Triple P Public Seminars

Where When Time
Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon (Orchard Room ) Wednesday September 19th  
Sligo Park Hotel (Park Suite) Thursday September 20th  
Ballymote Family Resource Centre Wednesday October 17th 7:00-09:00pm

To book into a course or workshop or for further information, phone Teresa on 071 9135076.
Details of courses will be advertised in your local community, schools, creches and healthcare settings and posted  on  Sligo Leitrim Parent Hub facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/SligoLeitrimParentHub/

Last updated on: 11 / 09 / 2018