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Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability (Triple P)

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Pacekids, South

23 Sunpark Drive SE #130

Calgary, AB T2X 3V1

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WHAT IS SELECTED STEPPING STONES TRIPLE P?

The Selected Stepping Stones Triple P Seminar Series is designed to be a brief introduction to the principles of positive parenting, teaching children with disabilities new skills, and changing problem behavior in children.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Parents or caregivers, who have children with a disability up to12 years, interested in general information about promoting their child’s development. The series of seminars can assist parents with specific concerns about their child’s behavior or development.

WHAT IS COVERED IN SESSIONS WITH PARENTS?

Seminar 1: Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability - April 25th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Practitioners introduce parents to the seven core principles of positive parenting.

These principles are:

• Ensuring a safe engaging environment.

• Creating a positive learning environment.

• Using assertive discipline.

• Having reasonable expectations.

• Looking after yourself as a parent.

• Adapting to having a child with a disability.

• Being part of the community.

Seminar 2: Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential - May 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In this seminar, practitioners build on the foundation seminar and show parents how they can use the positive parenting principles to promote their child’s development by teaching them new skills and behaviors.

The six key steps to teach a new skill are:

• Choosing a skill to teach.

• Breaking the skill into steps.

• Choosing rewards.

• Deciding on when and where to teach.

• Using effective teaching strategies.

• Keeping track and review.

Seminar 3: Changing Problem Behavior into Positive Behavior - May 9th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Parents are often uncertain how to manage problem behavior in ways that help children learn alternative and more adaptive behavior to take its place. Parents are introduced to the six key steps of how to do this.

The steps covered include:

• Tracking the behavior.

• Understanding why the behavior is occurring.

• Changing events that occur before the problem.

• Encouraging alternative behavior.

• Removing accidental rewards.

• Putting the plan into action.

WHAT RESOURCES DO PARENTS RECEIVE?

Each family will receive a Stepping Stones Triple P Seminar Series Tip Sheet corresponding to the seminar they are attending.

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