Positive Parenting Program Resources

Message from Triple P in Elkhart County: We'll Get Through This Together!

We’re in a complicated and uncertain time, and we understand that right now, more than ever, parents and families need support. Triple P in Elkhart County is working to set up ways to safely deliver the various kinds of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program that would normally happen face-to-face (either individually or in small groups), including support for parents of young children, parents of teens, or parents who have children with developmental disabilities.

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

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.

To learn more about how Triple P works for every parent, check out our website: www.TriplePElkhartCounty.org

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 during 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

Thursday, April 15

Virtual Session: Coping with Stress

Hosted by Trisha Lightfoot, 3:00-4:00p., Register online

*For all parents


Thursday, April 15

Virtual Session: Stepping Stones: Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability

Hosted by Lori Judson and Colleen Spano, 6:30-8:30p., Download PDF Flyer, Register online

*For parents who have a child with a developmental disability


Friday, April 16

Virtual Sessions: Triple P Group

Hosted by CAPS, 10:00a-12:00p., Download PDF Flyer, Register online

*For parents who have children ages 0-12


Monday, April 19

Virtual Session: Getting Kids to Help with Chores

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

*For parents who have children ages 2-12


Wednesday, April 21

Virtual Sessions: Triple P Teen Group

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

*For parents of teens


Thursday, April 22

Virtual Session: Stepping Stones: Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential

Hosted by Lori Judson and Colleen Spano, 6:30-8:30p., Download PDF Flyer, Register online

*For parents who have a child with a developmental disability


Friday, April 23

Virtual Session: Getting Kids to Help with Chores

Hosted by Trisha Lightfoot, 10:00-11:00a., Register online

*For parents who have children ages 2-12


Friday, April 23

Virtual Session: Coping with Stress

Hosted by Anna Sawatzky, 12:00-1:00p., Register online

*For all parents


Thursday, April 29

Virtual Session: Stepping Stones: Changing Problem Behaviors into Positive Behaviors

Hosted by Lori Judson and Colleen Spano, 6:30-8:30p., Download PDF Flyer, Register online

*For parents who have a child with a developmental disability

Upcoming events in Spanish

Monday, March 29

Virtual Session: Dealing with Disobedience

Hosted by Patricia Leyva, 7-8 p.m., Register online

*For parents who have children ages 0-12


Friday, April 16

Virtual Session: Dealing with Disobedience

Hosted by Patricia Leyva, 10:00-11:00a., Register online

*For parents who have children ages 0-12



Wednesday, April 21

Virtual Session: Coping with Stress

Hosted by Vilma Padilla, 10:00-11:00a., Register online

*For all parents



Monday, April 26

Virtual Session: Coping with Stress

Hosted by Emily Herriott and Patricia Leyva, 6:30-7:30p., Register online

*For all parents




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:


COVID 19 Resources

Top 10 Tips for Parenting Through Uncertain Times

Triple P International has provided these brief, downloadable sheets with 10 proven strategies for parents to help you feel more secure in your parenting skills during COVID-19 and other stressful times. The sheet is available in English and Spanish. Download them in PDF format at the following links:

Top Ten Tips for parenting through uncertain times - English

Top Ten Tips for parenting through uncertain times - Spanish

Longer, six-page versions of this guide are also available for download in PDF format at the following links:

COVID-19 Parenting Guide - English

COVID-19 Parenting Guide - Spanish

COVID-19 Tips YouTube playlist

Several of our practitioners of Triple P in Elkhart County collaborated to produce a series of brief videos going in-depth with the Parenting Through Uncertain Times Tips described above.

At the playlist, you'll find a video for each tip, plus a compilation video of all 10 tips in one, so you can either browse the subjects to find a tip that you are interested in, or watch all 10 in a row as a parenting support webinar!

Thank you to Emily Herriott, Anna Sawatzky, Trisha Lightfoot, Diana Montiel, Scott Berkey, and Maria Gutierrez for contributing videos!

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 Live: Navigating e-learning at home

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

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

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

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