The new report documents both statistics and personal success stories from across the county, showing the positive effects of providing universal access to evidence-based parenting support programs.
“Echoing the international research, Elkhart County parents who complete Triple P’s more in-depth interventions report increased use of positive parenting styles and improvements in child behavior. The persistence and diligence of our numerous community partners has demonstrated that it is possible to translate gold-standard research into everyday practice,” the report states.
In order to reach a wide range of parents, partner organizations included local libraries, schools, early education providers, churches, disability services, charity and neighborhood groups, businesses, foster care services, and health services.
The report found that a diverse range of parents had been reached, including those in the Spanish-speaking community.
In 2015, following two years of planning, Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) partnered with Child And Parent Services (CAPS), and, with funding from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, launched the Triple P System across their county.
Of the more than 5,500 families who received some type of Triple P support, 94% said they were satisfied with the intervention, with an average rating of 6.3 on a 7-point scale.