Positive Parenting


“It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child.”
— African Proverb

PPPmain_600pxThe Positive Parenting Program (PPP) provides free parenting workshops throughout San Diego County in Head Start preschools, elementary schools, and other community sites to help parents and professionals learn how to use simple, practical, and powerful strategies to strengthen families.

Throughout our five-year history, we have served more than 5,000 families, helping 10,000 low-income preschool children communicate better, cooperate more, and show greater respect toward their parents, teachers, peers, and themselves. Nearly 97% of parents surveyed report seeing improvements in their children’s behavior!

“The Positive Parenting Program is amazing.
It’s like she is a different child.”

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Our curriculum is based on Triple P America, a research-based program that has been shown to promote family harmony, reduce parent-child conflict, foster successful peer relationships, and prepare children for successful experiences at school. More than 30 years of research has demonstrated that the Triple P system:

  • Improves parental skills, confidence, and well-being;
  • Reduces disruptive behaviors in children; and
  • Decreases incidences of child maltreatment/injuries and out-of-home placements.

Click here to read more about Triple P and click here to view our Triple P Fact Sheet.

Learn how Positive Parenting transforms the lives of families with young children by improving every day experiences.

The Positive Parenting Program at JFS utilizes a proven child abuse prevention curricula called Triple P (one of the most rigorously evaluated parenting programs in the world: www.triplep.net). Funded by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency the program utilizes small groups, individual sessions, and brief workshops to teach these research proven parenting skills to more than 2,400 parents, caregivers and staff throughout San Diego County each year.

JFS’s implementation of Triple P in San Diego County has gained international attention for its high quality service delivery and recently received the 2016 San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council’s Program of the Year “STARS” Award, and the 2016 San Diego County Behavioral Health System’s “Community Education Program of the Year Award.”

Our Workshops

Father Carrying SonPPP is here to help you find positive solutions to common childhood behavior issues. Our workshops consist of three, 90-minute seminars that cover a variety of topics. Whining, bedtime problems, sharing, tantrums – you name it, we can help! Learn how to:

  • Manage common challenging behaviors positively and consistently
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Make small changes that have a big impact
  • Reduce stress and anxiety about parenting

“Thanks to the Positive Parenting Program,
we’re having fun again.”

Our Parent Educators

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San Diego, CA 92123

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Funded by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

The Positive Parenting Program is non-denominational.