The Cumberland County Department of Public Health leads the implementation and support of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) for an 18-county region.
The region includes: Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Montgomery, Scotland, Anson, Richmond, Sampson, Robeson, Bladen, Duplin, Onslow, Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties utilizing funding from the NC DPH Children and Youth Branch.
Triple P is an internationally acclaimed, multi-tiered system of evidence-based parenting interventions. This includes education and support for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents. The program has seven overarching goals:
- To promote the independence and health of families through the enhancement of parents’ knowledge, skills, confidence, and self-sufficiency
- To promote the development of non-violent, protective, and nurturing environments for children
- To promote the development, growth, health, and social competence of young children
- To reduce the incidence of child maltreatment and behavioral/emotional problems in childhood and adolescence
- To reduce out-of-home placements
- To reduce emergency department visits related to abuse and neglect
- To reduce out of child care/school suspensions related to behavioral issues
For more information on this initiative, contact Martina Sconiers-Talbert at