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Triple P parenting seminars in Western Australia earn top marks

Feedback from both practitioners and parents at a recent West Australian Triple P parenting and professional development seminar has been overwhelmingly positive, organisers say.

The professional development forum, organised by the WA Department
of Health, Department of Education and Department of Local Government and Communities Department, was also attended by the acting Commissioner for Children and Young People in Western Australia, Jenni Perkins, along with more than 130 representatives from government and non-government agencies.

More than three-quarters of responding providers who attended the March forum said they would attend similar events in future.

Acting Commissioner Jenni Perkins’ report on the forum can be found here.

A summary report on the two-day event also showed that satisfaction levels were high among the vast majority of parents who attended the Triple P Seminar, Raising Resilient Children, featuring Triple P founder and director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, Professor Matt Sanders.

Parents from the seminar overwhelmingly reported the information presented was meaningful and useful, met their expectations and they came away knowing enough to implement the advice received.

Highlights for parents included the fact that they felt reassured they were doing the right thing, that the strategies they were learning might have an impact on later life outcomes as well as the fact that they now felt able to teach their children emotional and social coping skills as well as how to manage strong emotions.