Hundreds of parents receive support from new department
MORE than 350 parents have received support on everything from how to manage their child’s behaviour to raising happy children.
Staff from the newly formed Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department have undergone training to become accredited as Triple P, Positive Parenting Practitioners.
Julian Radcliffe, director of inclusion and early intervention, said more than 30 members of staff from schools, parenting and family support teams as well as the Education welfare service had passed the Positive Parenting Programme.
The programme has been rolled out to support families to prevent and resolve behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers.
And since the programme was launched in April more than 350 parents in Jersey have experienced some Triple P parenting support – either in groups or individually.
Under the programme, parents are taught 17 specialist techniques including ensuring they can set rules and routines, manage behaviour and raise happy children.
Mr Radcliffe said: ‘The intention is to make sure parents in Jersey can have as little or as much support as they need, through an approach that is proven to work and we want to make that intention real for every parent.
‘Being a parent can be the most rewarding role in our lives but also the most challenging and we hope that any and all parents will be able to get help when needed or just be reassured they are doing the right thing.
‘Feedback from parents so far has been exceptional and we know Triple P Positive Parenting delivery is already making a difference for Jersey families.’