Triple P - Positive Parenting Program has several options for Rowan County Residents raising 'Tweens and Teens.

Choose the one that fits your needs. From just a little help to all the strategies the program has to offer,

we've got you covered. Click on the arrow in each block to learn more about it. 

All programs and materials are provided at No Charge.

1-Hour Seminars

Tweens & Teens at Home, at School, in Community

1.5-Hour Workshops

Cooperation, Emotions, Conflict, Risky Situations

Personal Sessions

For 1 - 2 Troubling Behaviors

Group Classes

All the Strategies in 8 weeks


1-Hour Seminars(click to email a request; indicate which seminar you want)

Simple PowerPoint presentations and discussions that go over the basics

of getting 'tweens and teens to reach their potential and be good people. 

These can be done in-person or Virtually via Zoom videoconferencing software.

Individuals and groups may request one, and it will be scheduled at your convenience.

Choose one, two, or all three topics:

1) Raising Responsible Teens - Ways to encourage cooperation and responsibility at home

2) Raising Competent Teens - Promoting self-discipline at school 

3) Raising Connected Teens - Helping 10-16yr-olds develop social skills and good citizenship

Ask how you can bring these programs to your congregation, business community, school, or organization

Personal Sessions: (click to email a request; indicate the child's name, age, and behavior of concern)


Individual Teen Triple P is a private, fairly quick way to get support for the exact parenting problem

or child behavior issue you are having. You (and your partner, if possible) meet with a Triple P provider

(virtually via Zoom or in-person) 3 or 4 times, depending on what you feel you need:

Sessions 1 takes about an hour; you'll learn common parent traps and how to track

the behavior you want to change.

Session 2 is about 45 minutes; you'll set goals for improvement and we'll discuss Tip Sheets

with suggestions on how to prevent and correct the behavior/s.

Session 3 will be about 30 minutes to see how your strategies are working and if tweaks are needed.

If needed, Session 4 will take about 20 minutes, just to be sure you're confident about your new skills.

The tip sheets are yours to keep to remind you of the strategies you’ve chosen in your parenting plan.

Sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis, at your convenience. 


Teen Discussion Groups are one-time workshops for up to 12 people on issues that are common

for most families. Includes a workbook. Meets Virtually via Zoom for an hour and a half

on one of four topics:

1.) Getting Teens to Cooperate - Teens typically don't like being told what to do.

So how do you get them to do what you'd like?

2.) Handling Teen Emotions - Teens can become emotional very quickly, sometimes about little things.

Learn ways to turn down the emotional temperature in your home.


3.) Family Conflict - If you have more than one 'tween and teen, and they seem to be at odds often,

try this workshop for helping them manage disagreements better.

4.) Life Skills/Risky Situations - Learn ways to allow 'tweens/teens more freedom, but on terms

that make it more likely they'll stay safe, and will know what to do if things don't go as planned.


Workshops are scheduled on-demand, and can be requested by individuals or groups.

Organizations may  choose to host a session on one, two, three or all four topics, spaced out over a period of time.

Group Classes (click to email a request to enroll)


If your 10-16 year-old shows several challenging behaviors, consider joining an intensive Group Class.


Over a total of 8 weeks, learn all of the strategies Triple P offers for living in harmony with a 'tween or teen.

Classes meet virtually using Zoom videoconferencing for 2 hours, once a week for 4 consecutive weeks,

followed by 3 weekly phone calls and then one final class to close out the program.


You'll learn:

Class 1: Common reasons 'tweens & teens behave as they do.

Class 2: Building a better relationship; ways to get more of the behaviors you WANT.

Class 3: Strategies for misbehaviors.

Class 4: Planning ahead for risky situations.

Sessions 5, 6 & 7 are phone calls to check on your plans and tweak them as needed.

Class 8: Helps you see how to apply what you've learned to unique situations.

Classes include workbooks and are scheduled for mornings, afternoons, or evenings -

depending on when most interested parties are available. Please make your preference known! 





For Parents - 

SmartPhone Issues (The Social Institute)

Common Sense Media: Age-Based guides

Stanford University webinars about helping Teens during COVID, and Virtual School tips

Why Can't I... teen explaining why not do substances, etc. (NIDA/NIH)


Ideas From  Harvard Center on the Developing Child

                    17 Things for Teens to Do

Sign up for the Youth Council of the Youth Substance Use Prevention (YSUP Rowan)

Money Management Skills:

Teaching Tweens & Teens about Money Management (credit

FDIC's Money Smart for Young People

Comprehensive Health Information from DrugWatch