Positive Parenting Program Resources

What is Triple P?

Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Program. It’s a system of support for parents that’s been studied for effectiveness all over the world!

In Elkhart County, you can find Triple P support in a wide variety of places, including schools, social service agencies, churches, libraries, and others! Most Triple P support is available for free or for a low cost.

Message from Triple P in Elkhart County: We're here for all parents!

We at Triple P understand that all parents and families need support at times. Triple P in Elkhart County is set up with a variety of programs to provide the right level of support for you, whether you are a parent or caregiver of young children, teens, or children with developmental disabilities; whether you have serious support needs or you just want a little help with one child-raising issue.

Keep scrolling to find out more about what we're doing for all parents.

Contact us:

Email us any time with questions at info@triplepelkhartcounty.org or call our bilingual (English and Spanish) hotline at 574-226-0160.

Facebook

Follow Triple P in Elkhart County on Facebook to get the latest updates including uploaded videos, Facebook Live presentations, and upcoming events in English and Spanish.

YouTube

You can find a variety of parenting tips and strategies courtesy of our own Triple P practitioners on our YouTube channel. Subscribe and click the bell to be notified when new content is uploaded to the channel.

Triple P Online

Try Triple P Online, now with extra tips for parenting related to COVID-19. This eight-module program is available for parents of children ages 2-12 in English or in Spanish or parents of teenagers 13-16, in English only.

You may purchase Triple P Online for $79.95 or if you are a caregiver for children in Elkhart County, you may email us at info@triplepelkhartcounty.org for a free code while supplies last.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events in English

Friday, December 3

Triple P Virtual Workshop: Behaviors at School

Hosted by: Trisha Lightfoot 12:00p-1:00p, Register Online

*For parents of school aged children


Monday, December 6

Triple P Workshop: Behaviors at School

Hosted by: Trisha Lightfoot at Goshen Intermediate School, 6:00p-7:30p, Download PDF Flyer, Register Online

*For parents of school aged children


Tuesday, December 7

Start of Triple P 9-Week Group

Hosted by CAPS, 5:30p-7:30p., Download PDF Flyer

To Register, Call 574-295-2277 Ext. 252

*for parents of children ages 0-12


Thursday, December 9

Triple P Discussion Group: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

Hosted by: Donna Pangburn at Goshen Public Library, 10:30a-12:30p, Download PDF Flyer, Register Online

*For parents of children ages 2-12


Thursday, December 9

Triple P Virtual Workshop: Truancy

Hosted by: Anna Sawatzky, 6:00p-7:30p, Register Online

*For parents of teens and pre-teens


Friday, December 10

Triple P Virtual Workshop: Truancy

Hosted by: Anna Sawatzky, 12:00p-1:30p, Register Online

*For parents of teens and pre-teens


Monday, December 13

Triple P Virtual Workshop: Behaviors at School

Hosted by: Trisha Lightfoot, 6:30p-7:30p, Register Online

*For parents of school aged children


Wednesday, January 12

Start of Triple P 9-Week Teen Group

Hosted by CAPS, 1:00p-3:00p., Download PDF Flyer

To Register, Call 574-295-2277 Ext. 252

*for parents of teens


Thursday, January 13

Start of Triple P 8-Week Family Transitions

Hosted by CAPS, 5:30p-7:30p., Download PDF Flyer

To Register, Call 574-295-2277 Ext. 252

*for parents who are separated or divorced

Upcoming events in Spanish

Monday, December 6

Triple P Workshop: Behaviors at School

Hosted by: Vilma Padilla at Goshen Intermediate School, 6:00p-7:30p, Download PDF Flyer, Register Online

*For parents of school aged children


Tuesday Evenings

Start of Triple P 9-Week Group

Hosted by CAPS, 5:30p-7:30p., Download PDF Flyer

To Register, Call 574-295-2277 Ext. 252

*for parents of children ages 0-12

This group will start when 3-5 individuals have registered

Triple P 5 Year Report

Celebrating our first five years!

We at Triple P in Elkhart County are proud to share our report about the first five years of Positive Parenting Program here in our community! Read about how and why Triple P works so well for every parent and caregiver of children, including more than 2,000 people right here in Elkhart County.

To download a PDF copy of the full 32-page report, or download the 2-page Impact Highlights document in English or Spanish, go to this Google Drive link.

You can also watch the virtual celebration we held to share about the first five years of Triple P on our YouTube channel:


Parenting Infants and Toddlers

Triple P with Trisha: What to do when baby won't stop crying

Triple P with Trisha: More interaction = more brain cells for baby

Triple P with Trisha: Dealing with separation anxiety

Triple P with Trisha: Teaching your child to share

Triple P with Trisha: Minding your child's manners

Parenting School-age Children

Triple P with Trisha: Helping children cope with fears

Triple P Live: Motivate your kids to better behavior with the START routine

Triple P with Trisha: Keeping the peace on road trips

Triple P with Trisha: How to manage your child's screen time

Triple P with Trisha: Is your child ready for chores?

Triple P with Trisha: Establish logical consequences for skipping chores

Triple P with Trisha: Helping with homework

Triple P with Trisha: What to do when your child tells lies

Triple P with Trisha: What to do when kids are arguing and fighting

Triple P Live: Keeping kids safe online with Officer Kris Hershberger

Parenting Teenagers

Triple P with Trisha: Is your teen ready for a job?

Triple P with Trisha: Can you get your teenager to talk?

Triple P with Trisha: How you talk to teens makes all the difference

Triple P with Trisha: Dealing with teens' emotions

Triple P Live: Help teens cope during quarantine

Triple P with Trisha: Truancy trouble? Help keep your child on track

Triple P with Trisha: Parenting and teen fads

Triple P Live: Managing risky behavior

Triple P Live: Talking to your kids about vaping and smoking

Triple P Live: Encouraging teens to think about their future careers with Breanna Allen of HEA

Parenting Children with Developmental Disabilities

Triple P with Trisha: Introducing Stepping Stones Positive Parenting for raising children with developmental disabilities (with Colleen Spano)

Triple P with Trisha: Navigating daily transitions with children with disabilities (with Colleen Spano)

Tips for Parents

Triple P with Trisha: No such thing as a perfect parent

Triple P Live: Learning the Triple P parenting strategy pyramid

Triple P with Trisha: Coping with conflict at home

Triple P Live: Holding successful family meetings

Triple P Live: Finding work-life-family balance with Trisha Lightfoot