$6.6m invested into positive parenting program

MUMS and dads in Bundaberg will be able to access a world-leading parenting and family support program, as part of a $6.6m investment over two years in the upcoming State Budget.

Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson welcomed the news today that the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) would be made available for free to all Queensland parents.

"I am keen to support mums and dads in Bundaberg and we know that access to parenting guidance is something many people are looking for," Ms Donaldson said. 

"Parenting is a tough job and everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. Triple P will help parents facing challenges at any stage of their child's life.

"Triple P gives parents simple, practical tips to help cope with the everyday challenges, from toddler tantrums, self-esteem issues, bedtime battles, disobedience, aggression, bullying or teenage rebellion.

"Parents who use Triple P say they feel more confident about parenting and feel less stressed.

"I look forward to increasing opportunities for local parents to access this world leading program."

The two-year trial would give families voluntary access to a range of programs including an online program, topic-specific seminars, parent discussion groups and one-on-one consultations, through to more intensive, small group-based and individual programs.

Triple P is a Queensland success story which had been exported to help millions of families in 25 countries.

The program will be free online by the end of July, with a series of community seminars starting from September and training for providers gradually rolled out across the state.

The program aims to help up to 140,000 parents over the two years and will train and give new skills to practitioners already working in the field at both government and non-government organisations.

Parents who want to register their interest to access Triple P can log onto www.triplep-parenting.net.au/ or call Triple P on 3236 1212.

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