"IT'S ABOUT FINDING JOY IN PARENTING."
Just like parenting, Triple P is not a "one size fits all." The program gives parents simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs, and needs.
"It’s about finding what works for your family culture," says Triple P facilitator Deanna Gjovik, "and creating new family traditions. For me, it’s about finding joy in parenting."
"It gives parents a chance to speak freely without judgment," says Gjovik. "They can ask, ‘Is this normal? Is my reaction to this behavior normal?’ And they hear from other parents who might be experiencing the same thing."
Triple P provides resources for a wide range of behaviors parents may be seeing, including bedtime routines, whining, sibling rivalry, tantrums, and more.
Triple P seminars were held at Long Beach Elementary this year, with childcare at the Early Learning Center and a meal provided for free.
About the Facilitator
Deanna Gjovik has been a facilitator for Triple P since 2014 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She began working with the Pacific County Health & Human Services Department 17 years ago and started as a Behavioral Health Specialist in First Steps, a program for pregnant and nursing women.