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Level 3 Primary Care
Stepping Stones Training

Description of Service: Brief parenting support (1-4 sessions) on specific topics for families with children who have disabilities or special needs.

Prerequisite: None

Training Dates June 11 – 13, 2024  9:00 – 4:30 (8:45 on 1st day)

Pre-Accreditation: June 25, 2024  9:00 – 4:30

Accreditation (1/2 day)July 9 or 10, 2024  AM: 9:00 – 12:30 / PM: 1:30 – 5:00

Register by: May 22, 2024 to receive the training materials prior to the 1st training day.

  • After submitting a registration form, First 5’s Triple P Program Manager will follow up to confirm your/ your agency’s commitment. Once the written agreement is signed, you will be added to the roster.

  • All Training, Pre-accreditation, and Accreditation sessions will be held on Zoom.

  • The Zoom link and training materials will be provided by Triple P America prior to the first training date. Materials will be shipped to the business or residential mailing address provided in the registration form.

  • Each practitioner will be assigned to (or sign up for) a half-day Accreditation session during the initial Training. First 5 Santa Cruz County recommends blocking off both Accreditation dates in your calendar until a specific date and time has been confirmed by the Triple P America trainer.

Training on local evaluation procedures: Date/time TBD

Overview of Level 3 Primary Care Stepping Stones Triple P

  • Stepping Stones Triple P is for families with children who have developmental disabilities or special needs, such as intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD. This program variant includes 7 principles of positive parenting and 24 strategies to Develop Positive Relationships, Encourage Positive Behaviors, Teach New Skills and Behaviors, and Manage Challenging Behaviors.

  • Level 3 Primary Care Triple P is a brief service (1-4 sessions, one-on-one) for parents/caregivers seeking support for specific child social, emotional, developmental, and/or behavioral health issues.

  • Practitioners use a combination of assessments, tip sheets or booklets, videos, role plays, coaching, and “homework” to help parents/caregivers set their own goals; develop and implement a parenting plan that is tailored to their cultural, linguistic, and family needs; and track and maintain progress.

  • In Santa Cruz County, practitioners can offer these local adaptations of Primary Care Stepping Stones:

    1. Workshop: one-time, stand-alone class on a specific Stepping Stones topic

    2. Brief Group: 4 sessions with a group of parents on a specific Stepping Stones topic

  • Once accredited in Level 3 Primary Care Stepping Stones, practitioners will be eligible to complete a shorter special accreditation process for Level 3 Primary Care Core Triple and gain access to the suite of tip sheets for families with children ages 0-12.

Minimum Service Delivery Requirement

(to receive free training & parent resources)

  • 10 parents/caregivers per year, per practitioner

  • May be higher for practitioners whose primary role is providing Triple P services and lower for practitioners that provide multiple types of brief and in-depth Triple P services

  • Requirement may be met through any combination of one-on-one sessions or group services.

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Interested but not sure you can meet these minimum requirements?

Contact First 5’s Triple P Program Manager, Yesenia Gomez-Carrillo or (831) 465-2203

or sign up to attend an Informational Session!

Sign up to attend an Informational Session:​

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