Triple P Positive Parenting Program Shows Emotional Resilience Key for Children Feeling Stress from Oil Spill and Back to School | national news


ORANGE COUNTY, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 27, 2021–

Parents, educators and administrators this week answered questions from children concerned about the recent oil spill that killed fish and birds. The concerns come at a time when some educators are seeing changes in children returning to class after two years at home due to COVID-19. Parenting experts today in Orange County pointed out the need for positive parenting it is proven to contribute to a child’s “emotional well-being and resilience”. The positive parenting program is available to parents at and is free for all OC parents.

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“Before COVID, one in five Californian children needed help with emotional or behavioral issues, including anxiety, depression or harmful behaviors,” said 1 Dr Randy Ahn, local Triple P implementation consultant. “These challenges don’t go away. “Clinically elevated levels of depression and anxiety” have probably doubled in children around the world. 2 Educators and administrators are likely to see children in their classrooms who have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time or who experience more stress and anxiety than in previous years. The good news is that parents can learn positive, simple and quick ways to help manage higher levels of stress and anxiety in their children.

“The research is clear. Positive parenting improves the health and happiness of children, and this is what we want for all children in Orange County, ”said Dr Jeff Nagel, OCHCA. “This program is an OC resource that parents can access very easily on their smartphones and computers in moments. They can learn from world-class experts in child psychology. We know this program helps parents apply lessons that create a positive environment for their children.

“Emotionally resilient children not only have skills that can help them cope better with the challenges of the pandemic, but these skills can also help improve academic performance,” said Brad Thomas, CEO of Triple P America. “Parents should learn to speak openly about stress and anxiety and help build their children’s resilience. We are excited to support OCHCA’s efforts to reach as many parents as possible, and we know this online positive parenting program is a great place to start for parents.

Local OC parents who have taken the free program talk about its benefits. Gladys Zuñiga, a local relative from Fullerton, said she and her daughter have benefited from the free program.

“My daughter and I are constantly referring to what we have learned in the program,” Zuñiga said. “Slow down. Breathing. Caring for myself first and foremost to make my daughter feel safe and loved. She is now in grade one and this is the first time she has been in a classroom with other children. I work every day to create a positive learning environment for her.

2 Racine, N., McArthur, BA, Cooke, JE, Eirich, R., Zhu, J. and Madigan, S. (2021). Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis . JAMA Pediatrics. Published online August 9, 2021.

CONTACT: Triple P: Randy Ahn, Implementation Consultant, Triple P America: (310) 694-7566;

OC Healthcare Agency: Julie MacDonald, Manager, Health Communications: (714) 834-2178;



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