January is Positive Parenting Awareness Month!

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January is Positive Parenting Awareness Month and the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is proud to host Triple P, a program of First 5 Santa Cruz County, for a couple of wonderful events.

  • This Thursday, January 12 from 6p- 8p Triple P will present a FREE parenting workshop- Raising Confident, Competent Children. Register early to reserve your spot and receive free child care. To register: contact Heather N. Thomsen, PhD at (831) 336‐9859 or drheatherthomsen@gmail.com

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  • On Saturday, January 28 from 10a- 5p Triple P will sponsor a FREE community day at MOD. Interactive, hands-on workshops will be presented throughout the day and families can complete an activity “passport” for a chance to win raffle prizes. No registration is necessary to attend this community day!

Contact the Museum of Discovery if you have any questions and we hope to see you at both of these upcoming events!

About Triple P

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned program available to families in Santa Cruz County who have children ages birth to 16, including children with special needs. Backed by more than 30 years of international, scientific research, Triple P offers families proven strategies for strengthening relationships with their children and for preventing or managing a full range of parenting challenges. The program is available to all families in Santa Cruz County through a partnership between First 5 Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency and the Santa Cruz County Human Services Department. For more, visit www.triplep.first5scc.org or facebook.com/triplepscc.

About First 5 Santa Cruz County

First 5 Santa Cruz County invests in health, early learning and family support to promote the well-being of children. A growing body of scientific evidence points to the economic and societal impacts of investing in the early years. First 5 Santa Cruz County is dedicated to giving children the opportunities they need to reach their full potential. First 5 Santa Cruz County was established by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in December 1998 by urgency ordinance to ensure that family-friendly services and education are available, so that each child reaches the fifth year of life healthy, ready and able to learn, and emotionally well developed. We are committed to involving community members, as well as professionals working with young children and their families. For more information, visit www.first5scc.org.

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