This blog is written by Angela Talley Robinson with the Hope Center for Children.
Parenthood can be the most rewarding job in the world. It is by far the most important and can be the most difficult. You receive no pay and no instructions! Asking for help is a “No No” due to the stigma attached to seeking parenting support. Fortunately, there is now a parent support network in Spartanburg, called the Healthy Families Initiative, designed to remind us that all parents need a little extra help. This model equips parents with the skills and confidence needed to help their children reach their full potential.
The Mary Black Foundation, in partnership with Children’s Trust of South Carolina and Triple P America, has launched the Healthy Families Initiative. This Initiative is designed to expand Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) across Spartanburg County over a five-year period. Triple P is a multi-level evidenced based framework that enhances the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents in order to prevent behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children and adolescents. Hope Center for Children is serving as the activating agency and they are responsible for coordinating and supporting all efforts of this Initiative.
The Healthy Families Initiative offers various Levels of Triple P ranging from a light touch providing general parenting information to more intense sessions with a narrower focus on parenting skills. The levels offered within this Initiative include: Level 2 Seminar, Level 3 Discussion Group, Level 3 Primary Care and Level 4 Standard online. In addition to the levels listed, we are also excited to be able to offer Triple P Teen online. The need for additional support in raising teenagers is in high demand and this service will allow parents to access services at anytime from anywhere. Hope Center for Children and Spartanburg Pediatric Health Center will be available to offer additional support as participants’ maneuver through the teen online curriculum. Not only will this online course provide you with strategies in raising your teens, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills and printout your information and Tip Sheets as well as various tools that you can utilize as you introduce new parenting skills to your teenagers.
For more information: Please visit the Healthy Families Initiative webpage at www.maryblackfoundation.org/community-initiatives/ to learn more about the program or to make a referral. You may also contact Angela Talley Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-583-7688 ext. 151.