Triple P funding boost helps Sunshine Coast parents feel less stressed


Pumicestone parents are encouraged to take advantage of a world-renowned free support program that has received a boost of $5.35 million over three years in Queensland Government funding.

Member for Pumicestone Rick Williams said the latest announcement brings the total of Queensland Government funding for the Triple P Positive Parenting Program to $11.95 million since 2015.

“Triple P is designed to give Queensland families, with children aged up to 16 years, free access to the support they need,” he said.

“This program provides parents the skills and knowledge to deal with stressful situations in a positive way and provide strategies for dealing with everyday situations.

“It’s all about giving Queensland parents a helping hand to deal with the stress of raising children, providing handy tips to help them raise happy, confident children, balance work and family and respond to challenging child and teen behaviours that may occur.

“We want all parents to know that it is okay to ask for help – in fact, more than 85,000 parents across Queensland have taken part in this outstanding program and I encourage all parents in the Sunshine Coast to jump online and enrol in some free sessions.”

Mr Williams said the funding includes $850,000 over two years to enable parents in communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie to access the Triple P program as they deal with the aftermath of the natural disaster.

“Sometimes stressful situations can even test the confidence and patience of the most experienced parents,” he said.

“That’s why it is essential that we give parents access to support during difficult times such as recovering from a natural disaster like TC Debbie, when parents may be faced with a variety of unexpected issues.

“No matter what stage of life your child is at or what challenges you’re facing, Triple P can help you learn simple but proven ways to parent more effectively and give your children the best opportunity to reach their full potential.”

For more information about the Triple P programs or to find a session near you, visit http://www.triplep-parenting.net.au

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