This curriculum is being used throughout the US and all over the world. Triple P is a comprehensive, multi level system of parenting intervention. The overarching goal is to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents and reduce the rate of behavioral and emotional problems in children. Research has demonstrated that Triple P would pay for itself if it averted only 1.5% of cases of conduct disorder in a given population.
Triple P parenting support is currently available through The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Northern Human Services, Weeks Medical Center-"Bright Beginnings Program", Child and Family Services Home Visiting Program in Colebrook
A statewide project to create consistent and universal developmental screening for all children 0-6. The Coos Family Support project was selected by the State of NH to be one of six pilot projects to create a coordinated system for early developmental screening for children 0-6. Research has demonstrated that when developmental delays are identified early and children can receive treatment, there is a significant improvement in the long term outlook for the future of that child and a reduction in the amount of costly services needed.
Developmental screening for children 0-6 using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is available through the Family Resource Center at Gorham, Northern Human Services, Weeks Medical Center-"Bright Beginnings Program", Child and Family Services Home Visiting Program in Colebrook, Coos County Family Health Services, Indian Stream Health Center, SAU 36, Headstart and many of the childcare programs throughout Coos County
Watch Me Grow (WMG) Related Information/Reports: (links below are pdf files)
Reach Out and Read prepares America's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. The program begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve their potential.
Reach out and Read books are available at well child visits for children 0-6 at Coos County Family Health Programs, Weeks Medical Center and Indian Stream Health Center.
Reach out and Read Program Website
Expand Training & access to Triple P
Expand training & access to developmental screening for children ages 0-6
Increase numbers of free books provided at well child visits
Sponsor a top level conference on the importance of Early Childhood Development in May 2011