Parent Education – Triple P

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The Triple P program addresses child abuse in the county by offering a matrix of services designed to prevent child abuse through education, counseling, collaboration, early interventions and ongoing treatment in abusive situations.

Family-centered clinical approach based on Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, that focuses on families’ positive attributes and self-direction to strengthen their
capabilities while offering resource to help ensure positive outcomes. PPSC provides clinically appropriate, culturally sensitive and strength-based mental health services. Appropriate for parents of children 12 and under.

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Increase in health and independence of families through caregiver knowledge, skills and confidence.
  • Parents will learn and develop non-violent, protective and nurturing care giving skills that create nurturing environments for their children.
  • Growth, health and social competencies of children aged 0-5 will improve.
  • Decrease in the incidences of child abuse, mental illness, behavioral problems and delinquency.
  • Parents will become competent, resourceful and self-sufficient in raising their children.

Partners: Petaluma City Schools – McDowell Elementary, Family Resource Center currently serving mostly Latino families and their children from the community.

This program is funded by Sonoma County Department of Health Services through the voter-approved Mental health Services Act (Prop.63).  It is one of several MHSA programs implement by Sonoma County Behavioral Health, a county government organization working to improved mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.  For more information visit