This month First 5 Santa Cruz County, which manages the Triple P — Positive Parenting Program, will celebrate the 10th anniversary for Positive Parenting Awareness Month. In honor of this effort, January 2020 has been proclaimed Positive Parenting Awareness Month by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. This proclamation is the eighth annual Positive Parenting Awareness Month for Santa Cruz County and highlights the importance for parents and caregivers to develop warm, nurturing relationships with their children and teens and become more confident as parents.
During Positive Parenting Awareness Month, Triple P partners will offer a variety of parenting classes, activities and seminars in English including: The Power of Positive Parenting, Balancing Work & Family, Raising Confident, Family Literacy Fun Day, and more. Spanish-language presentations and events are also available and can be found here.
Triple P has played an important role in our community since 2010 and offers parents and caregivers ways to strengthen relationships with their children and increase their confidence to handle everyday parenting challenges. Program participants can get as little or as much parenting support as they'd like from trained Triple P practitioners in a number of organizations throughout the county.
Triple P provides services to approximately 2,000 children and parents in Santa Cruz County each year. The positive outcomes for parents who participate are significant and include a reported improvement in their children’s emotional well-being and behaviors, their parenting skills and confidence, and their levels of stress.
Since 2012, Miller Maxfield has supported First Five Santa Cruz County’s Triple P — Positive Parenting Program through the development and execution of a comprehensive social marketing plan, featuring a myriad of activities and the development of Positive Parenting Awareness Month.