What is the Triple P Primary Care Stepping Stones Program?
The Triple P Primary Care Stepping Stones Program has been developed for parents of children with a disability.
Triple P Primary Care Stepping Stones Program involves a brief one-to-one parenting intervention designed to target discrete
problem behaviors or developmental skills (e.g. social skills, communication). Triple P Primary Care Stepping
Stones Program has been evaluated with families of children with a range of disabilities (e.g. intellectual
disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy) and elevated levels of disruptive behavior.
Sessions are between 15-30 minutes. The first two sessions are conducted in person and the following sessions can
be completed either in person or by telephone. Our counselor meets with the parent(s) for up to four sessions
over a period of six weeks. During this time parents are assisted to develop parenting & behavior support plans.
These plans are implement to prevent the problem behavior, teach needed skills and manage misbehavior.
Who is it for?
Parents or caregivers of children with a disability (up to 12-years) with a specific concern about their
child’s behavior and require one-to-one consultation with active skills training. These parents may be
unable to commit to regular treatment over longer periods of time. They are most likely to benefit if
their child’s behavioral issues are not complicated by high levels of family stress.
Assessment of the Presenting Problem
In this session, our counselors conduct an initial interview, discusses options for intervention and how the parent(s) can keep track of their child’s behavior.
In this session, our counselors provide the parent with feedback of assessment results and discusses causes of child behavior problems. Parents then set goals for themselves and their child. They are introduced to booklets that provide information on a range of topics (e.g. social skills, early learning skills, disruptive behavior, toileting). An individualized parenting plan is developed.
In this session, our counselors will give feedback to help the parent review how they have implemented their plan, identify strengths and improvements, and refine their use of specific strategies that may require further practice. Obstacles to the implementation of their
plan are discussed and problem-solved.
In this session, our counselor reviews progress toward specific goals; assists the parent to further refine their parenting plan if needed; and discusses ideas to maintain positive changes.
If necessary, referral
options are discussed.
What is the Parent Coaching Program?
This program is designed specifically for children without developmental
disabilities who are experiencing misbehavior.
This no-cost interview allows
the parent to share information
with our counselors about
the family’s needs and the misbehavior presented by the child. Also, the parent will have the opportunity to ask questions about services and schedule an initial session.
Because each service is uniquely catered for each family, a formal observation at home or at school is conducted (based on the child’s age and areas of concern). This observation will assist our counselors with becoming more familiar with the child, the family and their environment. Using the
information provided during the consultation and the observation, goals will be created. Goals will be addressed during the follow-up session(s).
Each follow-up session is tailored to address the family’s goals, the child’s misbehavior, time constraints, culture and parenting style.
This session is designed specifically for the parent(s).
Our counselors will assist the parent(s) with identifying ways to more effectively address the child’s misbehavior.
This session is designed specifically for the child.
Our counselors and the child will work on improving emotional regulation, coping skills and self-control
This session is designed specifically for the family.
Our counselors and the family will process the current difficulties in order for the family to function in a healthy manner.