Positive Parenting Program (PPP)

Happier families, better relationships.

Let’s take the guesswork out of parenting.

The Positive Parenting Program (PPP) helps parents in San Diego County find positive solutions to common childhood behavior issues using strategies proven by more than 35 years of research. The curriculum is based on Triple P, an evidenced-based program that has been shown to promote family harmony, reduce parent-child conflict, foster successful peer relationships, and prepare children for successful experiences at school.

Used by millions of families worldwide, PPP is for any parent looking for more effective ways to:

  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Manage misbehavior so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Create positive learning environments
  • Encourage behavior you like
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Feel confident you’re doing the right thing

“The Positive Parenting Program is amazing. When I used to call my daughter’s name she just ignored me. Now, she listens and is excited to hear what I say. It’s like she’s a different child.”

Different Formats to Meet Your Needs

The Positive Parenting Program offers a variety of ways to learn new parenting techniques. Choose from larger public seminars, small group sessions, or individualized consultations – all led by Triple P certified parent educators.

Workshops are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at sites across San Diego. Priority is given to Head Start and Early Head Starts centers, elementary schools, and military families. The program is free to parents, and onsite childcare can be provided at no-cost.

Seminar Series (larger groups)
3 sessions lasting approximately 2 hours each.

  • The Power of Positive Parenting.
  • Raising Confident, Competent Children.
  • Raising Resilient Children.

Group Sessions (smaller groups)
8 interactive sessions consisting of 5 two-hour group meetings and 3 shorter individual meetings.

  • Focus on more complex behavioral difficulties.
  • Small group format normalizes parenting challenges.
  • Builds social network with other parents.

Individual Sessions
4 private sessions lasting approximately 45 minutes each.

  • Focus on in-depth problem solving for one or two specific behavioral difficulties.
  • Parent develops an individualized plan for managing challenging behavior.


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An Award Winning Approach

The JFS PPP team was honored with the 2016 STARS Award from the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC). STARS are organizations and individuals who: Support children and parents in the community; Take a positive perspective; Address the issues; Recognize that parenting can be challenging and offer support; and Strengthen communities. Learn about our award-winning approach to strengthening families.


Hand Up Teen Leadership

JFS is passionate about engaging teens from all faiths and backgrounds as we work together to solve real challenges in our local community. Learn about Hand Up Teen Leadership at JFS.

The Evidence Behind PPP

Positive Parenting Program

Backed by decades of scientific research, the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is regarded as one of the most effective parenting curriculums in the world.

Strengthening Foundations

Parent-child relationships are impacted by a number of common concerns at home. We’re here to connect your family to resources and support.

Funded by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency.