PARENTING HELP: IWC is adding Triple P training to its parenting services, which include midwife Klare Craven-Hughes, pictured with IWC North Burnett assistant manager Cynthia George.
PARENTING HELP: IWC is adding Triple P training to its parenting services, which include midwife Klare Craven-Hughes, pictured with IWC North Burnett assistant manager Cynthia George. Simon Young

IWC to up skill parents to build community resilience

A NEW Positive Parenting initiative is being rolled out in the North Burnett.

The Triple P, or Positive Parenting Program, is available to all parents free of charge.

Nicole Chapman a trained facilitator in the Triple P Program and part of IWC's North Burnett team said parenting skills were not something that came automatically when you have children, but they can be taught and create strong bonds.

"Triple P has been proven to achieve great outcomes, whether your children are toddlers or teens,” Ms Chapman said.

"IWC is now bringing this to North Burnett region,” she said.

The program is delivered free of charge and forms part of the unique IWC holistic model of care, which includes the North Burnett team that delivers health, well-being and Home Care services to both indigenous and non-indigenous people, without discrimination.

Another family focused service offered is the regular IWC Midwife service, which supports mums-to-be through antenatal and postnatal care.

This also is provided free of charge through bulk-billing.

Ms Chapman is one of three IWC Triple P facilitators bringing the program to their own communities.

"Triple P is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships,” she said.

Ms Chapman said through this program they didn't tell people how to parent, rather they were able to provide parents with simple and practical strategies they could adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

"The benefits can be dramatic and long-lasting,” she said.

"This is an impressive program, and it works, whether parents may be feeling challenged by their children or want to take a proactive approach to building their family's resilience.”

IWC offers the program in both group and one-on-one sessions.

To find out more about the Triple P program, a free community morning tea for mums and bubs is being held on Thursday, October 18.

The morning tea will be held at IWC House in Meson Str, Gayndah, opposite the Grand Hotel.

The event runs from 10am-12pm.

Transport is available to IWC clients to access the IWC North Burnett services and initiatives.

Call 4161 4800.


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