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Triple P Trainings for Practitioners

Triple P services are delivered by practitioners who have been trained and accredited in specific programs for specific age groups by Triple P America (TPA). Services are offered in person or virtually in a range of ways, including one-on-one sessions, small groups, or large groups.
 
Registration is now open for multiple training courses that will be offered between June – December 2024 for individuals/agencies serving families in Santa Cruz County.

Triple P Training Schedule 2024 (subject to change)

Level 4 Standard Core Training (no prerequisites)

Description of Service: In-depth, one-on-one parenting support (10-11 sessions) for families with children 2-12 years old.

Training DatesJuly 16 – 18, 2024  9:00 – 4:30 (8:45 on 1st day)

Pre-Accreditation: July 30, 2024  9:00 – 4:30

Accreditation (1/2 day)August 13 or 14, 2024  AM: 9:00 – 12:30 / PM: 1:30 – 5:00

Register by: June 20, 2024

Level 4 Fear-Less Training (no prerequisites)

Description of Service: In-depth program (6-8 sessions) for families with children with moderate to high levels of anxiety.

Training DatesAugust 20 - 22, 2024  9:00 – 4:30 (8:45 on 1st day)

Pre-Accreditation: September 6, 2024  9:00 – 4:30

Accreditation (1/2 day):  September 24 or 25 , 2024  AM: 9:00 – 12:30 / PM: 1:30 – 5:00

Register by: July 29, 2024

Level 5 Enhanced and Level 5 Pathways Training (prerequisite: accreditation in any Level 3 or 4 program) 

Description of Service:

  • Enhanced: support parents to build their emotional resilience & address partner conflict

  • Pathways: support parents to build their emotional regulation skills & decrease risk of physical or emotional harm to their children.

Training DatesSeptember 10 -12, 2024  9:00 – 4:30 (8:45 on 1st day)

Pre-Accreditation: September 24, 2024  9:00 – 4:30

Accreditation (FULL day):  October 9, 10 or 11 , 2024  9:00-5:00

Register by: August 21, 2024

Level 5 Family Transitions Training (no prerequisites) 

Description of ServiceSupplemental support (5 sessions) for parents adjusting to co-parenting after a separation or divorce. Offered prior to sessions on parenting strategies.

Training DatesNovember 4 - 5, 2024  9:00 – 4:30 (8:45 on 1st day)

Pre-Accreditation: November 19, 2024  9:00 – 4:30

Accreditation (1/2 day):  December 3 or 4, 2024  AM: 9:00 – 12:30 / PM: 1:30 – 5:00

Register by: October 15, 2024

Is this right for me?
Anyone who is committed to providing Triple P services for families in Santa Cruz County
is welcome to submit a training registration form.
 This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Parent educators and parent coaches

  • Family advocates

  • Home visitors

  • Community Health Workers or promotores

  • Librarians

  • Other parents and community members

  • Social workers

  • Counselors, therapists, and other behavioral health providers

  • Healthcare providers

  • Childcare providers, TK-12 educators

  • Faith-based leaders

Individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, primary language, culture, family structures, etc.) are strongly encouraged and supported to become part of the local network of accredited Triple P practitioners.
 
Unless noted, Triple P trainings do not have requirements for prior training, education, degrees, or work experience.
 
Agencies are encouraged (but not required) to have at least one manager/supervisor trained and accredited in each Triple P program that their staff will be delivering.


Sign up to attend an Informational Session:​

Is this right for me?
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Training & Accreditation Requirements:
Each Triple P training course holds up to 20 practitioners and takes 6-8 weeks to complete:

  • The initial training, typically 2 or 3 days (required)

  • A 1-day pre-accreditation workshop to prepare for accreditation (optional but highly recommended)

  • An open-book, 30-question accreditation quiz (required, submitted at accreditation session)

  • A half-day accreditation session to demonstrate knowledge and skills via role plays (required)

  • A 1-hour training on First 5 Santa Cruz County’s local data collection and evaluation procedures (required)

What are the Expectations Before, During, and After Triple P Accreditation?
First 5 Santa Cruz County will provide the Triple P trainings and parent materials at no cost to individuals/ agencies that sign a written agreement confirming their commitment to:

  • Participate in all required training and accreditation sessions.

  • Provide Triple P services to a minimum number of parents/families per year (minimum number varies, depending on the Triple P program).

  • Deliver Triple P services with fidelity (e.g., only provide services that practitioner is accredited in, deliver services as designed, discuss adaptations with First 5 Santa Cruz County, etc.)

  • Collect and submit data for First 5 Santa Cruz County’s evaluation of the Triple P program.

  • Participate in ongoing implementation support, continuous improvement, and fidelity coaching with their supervisors, First 5 Santa Cruz County, and/or other Triple P practitioners.

  • Maintain communication with First 5 Santa Cruz County about service provision, data collection, and implementation support needs.

Got questions? Contact First 5 Santa Cruz County’s Triple P Program Manager, 

Yesenia Gomez-Carrillo    ygomez-carrillo@first5scc.org or (831) 465-2203

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