All Triple P trained practitioners are welcome to attend and learn from Matt.
Keynote - Tranforming Lives Through Positive Parenting
Positive parenting has enormous potential to transform the lives of children, parents and communities. Parents’ capacity for self-regulation influences many aspects of family life including how parents interact with their children, their use of positive parenting skills, avoidance of coercive parenting practices, mental health, managing their own emotions, and their relationships with partners, extended family and at work. Parenting programs such as Triple P seek to promote parents’ capacity to self-regulate and parents, in turn, are taught skills that promote children’s capacity to self-regulate their behavior and emotions and their relational competency. This presentation explores how the enhancing the self-regulation capacities and relational competence of parents and children affects the broader community. New directions for research and development of Triple are discussed, along with implications for policy and practice
Biography - Professor Matt Sanders is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Founder of the Triple P–Positive Parenting Program. His home base is in Brisbane, Australia, where he is Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre, University of Queensland.As the Founder of Triple P, Professor Sanders is considered a world leader in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of population-based approaches to parenting and family interventions. Professor Sanders’ work with Triple P has seen it grow to become one of the most rigorously evaluated and widely implemented systems of parenting support in the world. Triple P is now in use across 25 countries, has been translated into 18 languages, and more than 60,000 practitioners have been trained to deliver Triple P to over 7million families worldwide. Professor Sanders is a consulting Professor at The University of Manchester, a visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina, and holds adjunct Professorships at Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of Auckland. He has also consulted and advised governments at senior policy levels in Australia, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Iran, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation and is Expert Consultant on Positive Parenting to the Council of Europe.
Career awards include:• Society for Prevention Research in the US: International Collaborative Prevention Research Award• Australian Psychological Society: President’s Award• Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy: Trailblazers Award• Australian Heads of Government: National Violence Prevention Award• Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Distinguished Career Award• Queenslander of the Year• University of Queensland: Top 5 Innovator and Inventor
Keynote - Introduction Self-Reg®, a Powerful Tool for Parenting
Decades of research have shown that self-regulation is a key factor affecting behaviour, mood, cognition and social functioning in children and adults. According to Dr. Stuart Shanker (D. Phil.), enhancing self-regulation is primarily about understanding how stress affects people and what we can do to help children (and ourselves) understand, recognize and manage various kinds of stressors. In this presentation, Dr. Susan Hopkins, Executive Director of The MEHRIT Centre will cover:
• the impact of an excessive stress load on energy, mood and behaviour of parents and children
• the impact of parent stress on children and parenting
• Shanker Self-Reg®, a framework and method, for understanding and managing stress, tension and energy in order to enhance self-regulation across five domains of functioning (biological, emotion, cognitive, social and prosocial)
• the difference between self-regulation and self-control
• the difference between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
• how Self-Reg can help moms and fathers attain and maintain positive mood and energy levels that support effective parenting and parent/child relationships
• how Self-Reg can enhance and complement the effectiveness of parent education programs
Biography - A passionate advocate for children, families, schools and communities, Dr. Susan Hopkins has been leading Dr. Stuart Shanker's organization, The MEHRIT Centre (TMC) as Executive Director, since 2014. As a one-time at-risk youth who quit high school twice, Susan went on to complete four degrees. Over the course of Susan’s career, she has worked in every area of education from the early years to post-secondary and across contexts from Italy to the Northwest Territories. Susan led the territorial implementation of the Early Development Instrument (EDI), co-authored the Government’s Early Childhood Framework and developed the NWT play and culture-based kindergarten curriculum. She went on to lead the Planning, Research, and Evaluation division for the Department of Education before relocating to Edmonton to head up the Society of Safe and Caring Schools and Communities. Under Susan’s leadership, The MEHRIT Centre has grown and developed into a highly respected, accessible, and successful centre of teaching and learning. In addition, Susan brings her skills to Stuart's self-regulation research centre (SRI) as the lead researcher for SRI's fourth area of focus: The Practice of Self-Reg.
Keynote - Pursuing Parenting Interventions that Align with Cultural Values
The Truth and Reconciliation Final Report (2015) included the need for culturally relevant parenting programs within First Nations communities among the 94 Calls to Action. However, despite need, there are few examples of how to go about developing such programs. Further, there are key issues requiring consideration (e.g. trauma) that do not typically feature in evidence-based parenting programs. In this presentation, Dr. Mushquash will discuss the importance of pursuing parenting intervention models that align with cultural values, and describe examples of potential approaches for consideration.
Biography - Dr. Christopher Mushquash is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University and the Human Sciences Division of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. He is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction and a clinical psychologist at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. Dr. Mushquash’s research focuses on culturally appropriate mental health and addiction assessment and intervention, and ensuring that health interventions for First Nations people are both culturally- and contextually-appropriate. He does this through relationships and partnerships with First Nation communities and organizations. Clinically, he provides assessment, intervention, and consultation services for First Nations children, adolescents, and adults. His research has been funded by The Canada Research Chairs Program, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Kids Brain Health (formerly NeuroDevNet), the Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Health Canada, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, and the Ministry of Research Innovation. Dr. Mushquash is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) President's New Researcher Award (CPA’s top honour for new researchers in Canada), Lakehead University Outstanding Alumni Award (awarded in recognition of early career achievement), the Northwestern Ontario Visionary Award (recognizes young professionals in the region for their leadership, community engagement, volunteerism, uniqueness and mentorship, and as those that are making a difference in their community), and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and Science Early Researcher Award. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. Mushquash is Ojibway, and a member of Pays Plat First Nation.
Keynote - Positive Early Childhood Education Program
While there are a variety of programs and techniques that have been developed to support and address challenges with children’s behaviour in early learning and care settings, few studies have focused on the effectiveness and implementation of such approaches with fidelity. Dr. Lee's discussion examines transitioning the use of strategies which support children’s mental health in family environments, for use in educational settings. Insight on the significance of mental health prevention and intervention in early learning contexts, and the rationale for integrating strategies from evidence based parenting intervention programs into early learning and care systems are provided.
Biography - Dr. Shawna Lee was the lead researcher in the foundational trial examining the effectiveness and implementation of a new variation of Triple P, designed for use in early childhood education environments; the Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) program. As the result of strong initial findings in that study, Shawna continues to lead trials of this variant with hopes to build the evidence base required so that it may be added to the suite of Triple P programs available. With an extensive back ground in children's mental health and early childhood education, Shawna's passion relates to how children experience their mental health in educational settings, and how this may be reflected in the mental health of educators. Shawna has extensive experience in the research, delivery, and cross-sectoral implementation of Triple P programs at all levels. Shawna is the proud recipient of the '2012 Triple P '“ International Practice Award'. This mark of distinction internationally recognized the quality of Shawna's delivery and implementation of Triple P in Ontario, Canada. Currently, Shawna is contracted to Triple P International as a Trainer, while teaching in the Early Childhood Education Diploma and Honours Child Development Degree Programs at Seneca College in Toronto.
Keynote: The Québec Triple P Trial: processes, outcomes, and lessons learned
Since January 2015, a continuum of Triple P services covering all five levels of the Triple P system is offered to parents of 0-12 year-old children in Quebec. At first, it was experimented in two communities, but it has been spilling-over since. This project was initiated by a university-community partnership dedicated to the prevention of child maltreatment. In each community, a local coalition of public primary care and child welfare agencies, primary schools, child daycare centres, and non-profit community organizations delivered Triple P Seminars, Primary Care, Group Triple P, and Pathways. The initiative also included a local social marketing campaign (flyers, posters, website). An extensive research trial assessed implementation processes as well as programme’s effectiveness at the family-level as well as the community-level. This presentation will describe the initiative and present various findings on implementation process, reach, and short-term effects on families. The presentation will end on the lessons learned from this whole adventure.
Space is available for exhibitors on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018 - the first full day of the conference. Read more details and apply here .
Building on the success of the last conference in Sault Ste. Marie join us for two days of networking, learning and throw in some fun for good measure! The conference begins on Tuesday evening with Prof. Matt Saunders providing a Master Class. Add it to your calendars today so you won't miss out!
The agenda is filled with keynotes, workshops, special events, and more! And you won't want to miss Shelley Marshall performing her acclaimed one woman show "Hold Mommy's Cigarette". Tickets for the show are included in the registration fee. The show is open to the public and tickets are $30. Use this link to purchase tickets for family and friends!
After Shelley's performance, a private reception with the keynotes and Shelley is planned. Registration is limiited so book your ticket now!
We have lined up five dynamic keynotes you won't want to miss.
Susan leads Dr. Stuart's Shanker's organization, the MEHRIT Centre. TMC is working across Canada and internationally to improve the lives of children youth, and adults in schools and communities through self-regulation research, education, resources and services.
Dr. Marie-Hélène Gagné leads a university-community partnership devoted at preventing child maltreatment. Based on the best evidence in implementation and prevention sciences, this partnership has implemented, monitored, and evaluated the outcomes of the five-level Triple P system in two Quebec communities. Find out more about this initiative.
Professor Sanders has gained international recognition for his research on the role of parenting in the prevention and treatment of behaviour problems in children. Triple P is now being used in many countries around the world.
Promoting wellness in First Nations is central to the work Dr. Christopher Mushquash does. He works with children, adolescents and adults and is well aware of the need for culturally relevant parenting programs in First Nations communities.
Parents play an important role in supporting children, but the role of the early childhood educator is also critical. However, educators continue to identify meeting the needs of children with social-emotional and behavioural challenges as a key gap in their knowledge and skills. A new variant of Triple P called the Positive Early Childhood Education program (PECE) aims to change this.
Information and Registration Desk opens at 4:00 PM.
Prof. Matt Sanders's Master Class for Practitioners begins tonight at 7:00 PM. The topics for tonight's presentation include how to engage a diverse population, how to be flexible when presenting the program so that it meets the needs of the familiy and explain the new program on resiliency.
Come and meet fellow colleagues, enjoy some appetizers and a drink at our social mixer afterwards in the Courtyard foyer. Cash bar available.
Find us located at the entrace to the Courtyard Foyer. Not only can we help with your registration, we can direct you to nearby shopping and restaurants!
In this unique Masterclass event, delegates will learn directly from Prof. Sanders who will devote the entire session to exploring how the Triple P system can be applied creatively to enhance clinical outcomes with a range of different populations of parents and children. The challenges and possible solutions of using a self-regulation framework when parents appear to have limited self-regulatory capability will also be addressed.
Everyone is welcome to the Courtyard Foyer following the Master Class. Come and catch up with colleagues, meet Matt and enjoy some delicious appetizers and your favourite beverage. The Welcome Reception is being sponsored by Algoma Family Services - hots of the 2015 conference in Sault Ste. Marie.
Welcome to our first full day!
The Registration and Information Desk is open from 7:00AM until 8PM tonight.
Enjoy the buffet breakfast beginning at 7:30AM followed by Prof. Matt Sander's keynote, Transforming Lives Through Positive Parenting
After the break, attend the workshop you have registered for.
In the afternoon we will hear from both Dr. Shawna Lee and Dr. Marie-Hélène Gagné.
Dr. Shawna Lee will present her research work on Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE).
Dr. Marie-Hélène Gagné will speak about her reasearch on the effects of Triple P in two Quebec communities.
Another round of workshops will end the afternoon session.
An evening presentation is open to the public as well as conference pass holders, Shelley Marshall will present her award winning one woman show Hold Mommy's Cigarette in the Couryard (here at the hotel).
Enjoy both hot and cold breakfast items. Starbucks coffee and teas available.
Let the conference begin with a welcome from Julie London, co-chair of the Triple P Ontario Network.
As the benefits of positive parenting programs become more apparent, there is increasing calls for such programs to be more widely available in the community.
Based on TED Talks, practitioners, managers and the like will present on a Triple P topic that they are passionate about. Watch for these throughout the conference schedule.
Four workshops to choose from: ~Your Organization and Online Learning with Parents ~Triple P in Frontline Child Protection & Adapting Groups to Better Meet High Needs Families. ~Life with kids is Messy. Using Social Media to Support and Reach parents. ~Handling Challenging Workshop and Discussion Groups with Tact and Diplomacy
Enjoy local cuisine
Both have done some exciting research that you will want to hear about.
Stretch your legs
These three popular workshops will be offered twice so you won't miss out! ~Delivering Triple P in a Culturally Safe Manner in First Nations Communities ~Flexibility and Fidelity in the Delivery of Triple P ~Handling Challenging Workshop and Discussion Groups with Tact and Diplomacy
Shelley Marshall performs her one woman show that speaks to her own mental health issues including the suicide of her father and her own attempts. She presents it with laughter through the tears.
Spend some time with one or all of the keynotes and Shelley Marshall. This event is an add-on to the registration fee and tickets are limited.
Another informative day filled with great keynotes!
After a filling breakfast, Dr. Christopher Mushquash will
Attend your pick for this morning's workshop and then lunch.
Dr. Susan Hopkins from the Merit Centre will speak in the afternoon to Self-Reg®, a Powerful Tool for Parenting.
Many thanks to all of you have travelled near and far, organized this wonderful conference and volunteered along the way to make this conference a success! And if you haven't done so yet, tell us what you thought about the conference.
Enjoy both hot and cold items. Starbucks coffee and teas are available.
Promoting wellness in First Nations is central to the work Dr. Christopher Mushquash does. He works with children, adolescents and adults and is well aware of the need for culturally relevant parenting programs in First Nations communities.
Another great line up for workshops today: ~Delivering Triple P in a Culturally Safe Manner in First Nations Communities ~A Clinical Interpretation Chart of the Parenting Scale for Children (French and English) ~Flexibility and Fidelity in the Delivery of Triple P ~Implementing Research in Practice- Reflections on the PECE Research Study / The Effects of Triple P on the Confidence of Early Childhood Education Students
Learn the difference between self regulation and self control...in addition to understanding how stress affects people and what we can do to help children (and ourselves). Sponsored by Children's Mental Health Services-Hastings and Prince Edward Counties
In this unique Master class event, delegates will hear directly from Prof. Sanders who will devote the entire session to exploring how to engage a diverse population, how to be flexible when presenting the program so that it meets the needs of the familiy and explain the new program on resiliency.
This class is included in the two day conference pass. For anyone registering for a one day conference pass or want to attend only this event, the cost is $50.00.
Since 2009, the Children’s Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has adopted Triple P as one of the main component of our service delivery model in both the prevention and mitigation of child protection concerns, as well as in our ongoing support of the children and families we serve. Our Child Protection Workers in all departments as well as our Child and Family Workers (Child and Youth Care Workers) have been trained in a variety of Triple P programs and levels in order to be able to introduce and implement the program philosophies at an appropriate level as early as possible during our intervention with a family.
Given the nature of child protection work, the clients we serve at times represent some of our more vulnerable families in the community. Over the years, the Society has worked closely with other community partners as a member of the Healthy Families Coalition of Eastern Ontario to ensure that Triple P is accessible and its benefits could be recognized by these families as well. While always maintaining the fidelity of Triple P, these specialized programs have provided the flexibility required for our practitioners to reach and successfully offer Triple P to these families along with all members of our community.
The availability of Triple P Online programs present organizations with an opportunity to further reduce barriers for parents to participate in parent education. This workshop will give participants a deeper understanding of the Triple P Online programs and strategies for integrating TPOL into exisiting services sytems. Tools to equip staff with the information they need to effectively engage with and support parents with online learning will be shared in addition to research about the effectiveness of TPOL.
This workshop will describe how social media was used to reach parents to: normalize parenting challenges, seek parenting education and increase awareness of local supports. Participants will have opportunities to:
The rationale and health promotion theories behind choosing platforms and developing content that reaches parents including: Facebook, Google search & display ads, Word Press, you tube as well as more traditional tools like website, radio and print advertising will be presented. Participants will learn how parent response and reactions influenced the implementation of the Life with Kids is Messy campaigns and the importance of working with community partners to in the development and implementation stages.
In our daily professional lives we connect with parents, staff and community service providers all of whom bring unique personalities into the mix. We often find ourselves trying to deal with irate, concerned or overly chatty participants who dominate our Triple P presentations. This can leave us feeling that we do not have the skills necessary to handle the challenges that just “come with the territory” . In this presentation that includes a workshop booklet, we will look at various personality types, assertiveness skills, handling chatty participants and conflict management strategies. The goal is to help you set the stage for positive learning opportunities that support everybody and leave you feeling more confiden that you can handle the confrontations that are sure to pop up.
Revised_Group_Triple_P_Flashcards_December_2018.pdf (print the cards, fold the paper in half lengthwise then cut along the black lines; finally, laminate the cards.)
A core value in delivering Triple P Programs in First Nations communities is to offer support in a culturally safe manner that incorporates the values and teachings of the community. In delivering Triple P services in Indigenous communities trust, respect and/or literacy issues can get in the way of parents benefiting from the program.
At Dilico Anishanabek Family Care, all staff are trained to work with Indigenous parents in a culturally safe way. We will describe this staff training and share the strategies we employ in the delivery of Triple P to tailor our service delivery to the Indigenous population of Northwestern Ontario including the use of ceremony and land-based activities, adaptations to program delivery, and strategies that ensure service is delivered through a trauma lens.
Michelle will describe some of the ways that have involved family members in services, by the collective preparation of a meal prior to group. Literacy issues have been addressed by inviting other family members to read and explain chapters in the workbook. In addition, she has developed flashcards that reduce the reliance on written material and allow her to cover the material in a game-like way. She will explain how to pace sessions to match group needs and how to ensure that services are sensitive to trauma.
Flexibility is recognized as a key component in the successful delivery of Triple P in a wide range of cultures and contexts. Selection of adjustments to delivery processes and explanations of content arebased on assessment of unique client circumstances, but how is integrity of the evidence-basedprogram then maintained? Practitioner development sessions provide individuals with knowledge ofthe essential content and sequence to deliver Triple P with fidelity, and practitioners are a soundsource of information that enable them to tailor the delivery of Triple P to best meet the needs of theparents with whom they are working.
This interactive presentation will address features of Triple P that support flexible delivery and tools that are in development to support decision-making and evaluation of adjustments to delivery to better enable communication (reporting and sharing) about flexibility in practice.
Triple P has proven over many years, in many countries, its effectiveness as a parenting support program. As we recognize that children’s development is influenced by their environment beyond the immediate family, we began to consider the role of Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). The Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) program has been created to support the needs of caregivers in early learning settings through intervention and prevention. The program combines previously used Triple P strategies that have proven effective within the family context, and some new strategies specific to implementation in early learning settings. A multi-agency partnership was created between Seneca College, York Region Early Intervention Services and Kinark Child and Family Services as they came together to implement this new branch of Triple P within the community of York Region. This mixed-method research study sought to measure the effectiveness of the PECE program by examining educator-child relationships and child behaviours before and after staff completed the PECE training. Data was collected from childcare centre staff through observation, interviews and surveys. In this presentation, key qualitative and quantitative findings from the participants will be shared. Implementation strengths, challenges and consideration for future trials will also be discussed.
This workshop will be delived in the same session as The Effects of Triple P on the Confidence of early Childhood Education Students
In Ontario, professionals participate in a two-year diploma program to learn about child development and become Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). Studies have shown that burnout in early learning settings is prevalent as educators are overwhelmed when working with children’s behavior that is experienced as challenging. This may cause educators to feel a loss of confidence in their ability to manage behaviour within childcare settings. The Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) program was designed to support the needs of educators in childcare settings. As we implemented the PECE program, we recognized the importance of supporting educators before they enter the workforce. A mix-method study was completed which sought to examine the confidence and competence of second-semester ECE diploma program students before and after completing the PECE program. This presentation will examine the results of data collected through student surveys and interviews as well as offer considerations for program implementation in the future. The findings of this research may aid in the development of diploma course content to support educators in feeling more confident managing and preventing the behaviors they experience to be challenging in childcare settings. Considerations for future trials will be discussed as we contemplate the significance of teaching student’s skills to feel more effective in supporting children’s mental well-being within the community.
This workshop will be delievered in the same session as Implementing Research in Practice - Reflections on the PECE Research Study.
This workshop will present a clinical Interpretation Chart of the Parenting Scale for children. This Chart was developed by the presenter. It has been used by many practitioners over the past five years and has been shown to be helpful to present the results to parents. This Chart does not only present the three main categories Laxness, over reactivity and Hostility, but 8 different combination results. Each combination comes with a description of a parenting style and some discussion points to explore with the parent. Furthermore, some specific examples of Goals for Change were developed for each of these 8 combinations to maximize parental success and therefore, target more change in the pre and post-tests results.
Cet atelier présentera un tableau clinique d’interprétation de l’échelle des mesures des pratiques parentales envers les enfants. Ce tableau a été développé par le présentateur. Il a été utilisé par de nombreux praticiens au cours des cinq dernières années et s’est avéré un outil précieux pour présenter les résultats aux parents. En plus de présenter les trois catégories principales Laxisme, réactions excessives et hostilité, le tableau démontre huit combinaisons différentes. Chacune de ces combinaisons est accompagnée de la description du style parental, en plus de quelques points de discussion à explorer avec le parent. De plus, quelques exemples précis des objectifs de changement ont été développés pour chacune des huit combinaisons afin de maximiser les chances de réussite parentale et ainsi cibler plus de changement dans les résultats des prés et posts tests.
Prof. Matt Sanders
All Triple P trained practitioners are welcome to attend and learn from Matt.
While maintaining the fidelity of Triple P, specialized programs have provided the flexibility to successfully offer Triple P to all members of our community.
Understand how the use of Triple P's online programs can work with existing services in your agency.
Gwen Bennett & Natalie Riewe
Hear how social media was used to reach parents to: normalize parenting challenges, seek parenting education and increase awareness of local supports
Judy Baillie & Debbie Eberth
Learn how to set the stage for a positive learning experience for your parents...regardless of the unique personalities that may be in your group!
Wilma Kleynendorst, Crystal McLeod & Michelle Anderson
In delivering Triple P services in Indigenous communities trust, respect and/or literacy issues can get in the way of parents benefiting from the program
Peggy Govers & Dr. Catherine Lee
This interactive presentation will address features of Triple P that support flexible delivery.
Melissa Lee, Cheyenne Scarlett and Mona Ahmadi
This workshop provides data on the use of Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) when supported by Early Intervention and Children's Mental Health Services in York Region.
Studies have shown that burnout in early learning settings is prevalent. Learn what the research showed on ECE second year students before and after completing the PECE program.
Based on the results from the Parenting Scale measure, a chart was created to help parents better understand the results.
The world's largest full-service Courtyard hotel is ready to make our conference a memborable one! Recently redesigned, this Marriott property has over 13,500 square feet of venue space providing lots of room for plenary and break out sessions. Conveniently located to many area attractions from the Eaton Centre to Yorkville and the Air Canada Centre, the College Station subway is only a few steps from the hotel.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) now has the Go train from the airport to Union Station. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is located only 3 miles from the hotel.
If you plan on driving to the conference, valet parking is $35/day. Use this link to get driving directions from your location to the hotel.
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