Resources for Families

Greater Valley Community Services is certified in Triple P and SAAF, nationally recognized, evidence-based parenting programs to improve behavior in children. 


Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

The Triple-P Parenting Program is a multi-level system of support to prevent and treat social, emotional and behavioral problems in children by enhancing parent knowledge, skills and confidence. Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children.
Learn more on the Triple P website!

SAAF (Strong African American Families)

Strong African American Families (SAAF) is a parental training and family therapy program grounded in social bonding and control theories. The program works to strengthen the attachment between parent and child to reduce the likelihood of youth involvement in various problem behaviors, particularly alcohol and substance abuse.

SAAF aims to strengthen parenting practices related to monitoring and supporting youth, articulating parental expectations for alcohol use, communicating with youth about sex, and promoting positive racial socialization. It also works to promote youths’ ability to focus on goals for the future, resist involvement in risk behaviors, maintain negative images of risk behaviors and peers who engage in them, and accept parental influences. 

Learn more on the SAAF website!

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