Two-Hour Seminars and Eight-Week Parent Training Workshops
TWO-HOUR SEMINARS – open to all parents of children ages 12 and under. Parents may attend one session or both. Child care may be available by calling in advance (see dates below). Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6 – 8 p.m.
Raising Competent, Confident Children – This two-hour seminar will provide tips on how to help your child develop positive social skills, problem solving skills, and greater independence. Register for child care by December 22.
Saturday, May 19, 2018 10 a.m. – Noon
Raising Resilient Children – This two-hour seminar will your child learn how to cope with stressful situations and recognize, accept and express feelings appropriately. Register for child care by May 4.
Location: Seminars will be held at The Summit Center, 150 Stahl Road, Getzville
To register: Call The Summit Center at 629-3400.
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EIGHT-WEEK PARENT TRAINING WORKSHOPS – for parents of children ages 12 and under who have a developmental disability and problem behaviors. Participation requires an eight-week commitment. Child care may be available by calling three weeks in advance.
Learn simple, effective strategies to reduce problem behavior and improve your relationship with your child.
Program Description: Six group sessions focus on effective strategies for managing challenging behavior in children with developmental disabilities. There will be two weeks when the group will not meet. During these weeks, parents will instead receive individual 15-30 minute phone sessions with the group leader to customize the program to meet your family’s needs.
Two sessions will be offered:
Wednesdays, January 24 – March 14 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Feb 28 and March 7 will be phone consultation meetings rather than in person workshops. Register for child care by January 3.
Wednesdays, March 28 – May 16 6 – 8:30 p.m.
May 2 and 9 will be phone consultation meetings rather than in person workshops. Register for child care by March 7.
Location: Seminars will be held at The Summit Center, 150 Stahl Road, Getzville.
To register: Call The Summit Center at 629-3400.
Seminars and workshops are based on Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence showing that it works for most families. Triple P has been tested with thousands of families over more than 30 years. Triple P has been shown to help reduce kids’ and teens’ problem behavior and also reduce children’s emotional problems. The evidence also shows it helps parents feel more confident, less stressed, less angry and less depressed. And that’s positive!
Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting!
When it comes to raising kids and teenagers, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there. So how do you know what’s best and what works? The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program takes the guesswork out of parenting. It is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works for most families. The Summit Center is the only organization in Western New York with staff trained to provide Triple P!
Triple P has been tested with thousands of families over more than 30 years. In fact, there are now more than 580 international trials, studies and published papers that show Triple P works for most families.
Triple P has been shown to help reduce kids’ and teens’ problem behavior and also reduce children’s emotional problems. The evidence also shows it helps parents feel more confident, less stressed, less angry and less depressed. And that’s positive!
Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life.
- Toddler tantrums
- Teenage rebellion
- Self-esteem issues
- Bedtime battles
Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more! Call Summit at 716-629-3400 for more information!
Five Steps to Positive Parenting
Positive parenting is a great way to parent. Children who grow up with positive parenting do well at school. They make friends easily. They feel good about themselves. And they’re also less likely to have behavioral or emotional problems when they get older. Triple P helps you manage your child’s behavior, emotions and development in a way that isn’t hurtful. You will build strong relationships, communicate well and encourage the kind of behavior you want to see. Positive parenting is also great for you. Positive parenting helps parents feel more confident and less stressed. And you will have less conflict with your partner about parenting issues.
There are five key steps to Triple P’s Positive Parenting:
- Create a safe, interesting environment
- Have a positive learning environment
- Use assertive discipline
- Have realistic expectations
- Take care of yourself as a parent
Praise from parents about Triple P!
“It gives you the tools to assess your problem/difficulties then set up a plan. Gives you confidence that you have multiple strategies to deal with upcoming problems.”
“Great program. The support is awesome. Great to meet parents with similar situations and suggestions. It has helped me be more calm, focused, and see things better from different angles. The input from the group leaders was so informative, relaxed, caring and quite helpful!”