Family to Family
Health Information Center

While our response to COVID-19 has changed the way we are doing things, our services to West Virginia families continue. All interactions with staff are done remotely via phone, email, or video conferencing. In person trainings are being revised and will be offered remotely. Library loans are currently suspended until April 30, however you can still request items and be put on our waiting list. Sanitation policies are being revised and all items will be properly cleaned and made available at a later date.

You can email or call us during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

Phone: 304-293-4692 Option #5
Email: F2FHIC@hsc.wvu.edu

Parent Education Seminars and Training

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® is an evidence based parenting program designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

No single parenting program can meet the needs of all parents. That's why we offer Triple P – Positive Parenting Program as a system, with a suite of interventions, of increasing intensity, for all ages from birth to 12 years of age. Each level of the program can be delivered in a range of ways, including private consultations, small groups, or large seminars Choose the level of intervention that is best for you or contact one of our Triple P Practitioners who can help guide you to selecting the level of intensity that meets your needs.

Triple P Parenting 1-Hour Seminars (No cost to families)

A series of parenting information presentations for groups of parents who have a child with a disability. There are three seminar topics:

  • Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability
  • Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential
  • Changing Problem Behavior into Positive Behavior

Learn the principles of positive parenting, teaching children with disabilities new skills, and changing problem behavior in children. Email F2FHIC@hsc.wvu.edu or call 304-205-6434.

Upcoming Seminars: Live, Online

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) and the Monongalia County Family Resource Center is hosting live, online Triple P Seminars on April 29th, 30th and May 1st from 1 pm-2 pm. A Triple P practitioner from the Family-to-Family Program will facilitate the presentation and a behavior specialist from the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program will conduct a Questions & Answer session immediately following. Parenting Tip Packets will be made available to all participants.

Registration is free but required. Simply click on the ZOOM link provided to join us.

May 12 (1 pm - 2 pm) - Seminar 1 "Positive Parenting for Children with Disabilities"

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wvumdtv.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqf-uhrD8tGtV49bikpA8EGF9HF7nGmw-J
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 13 (1 pm - 2 pm) - Seminar 2 "Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential"

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wvumdtv.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduChpzMoHNYzlLPvspSONe0VtOdjv3xk
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 14 (1 pm - 2 pm) - Seminar 3 "Changing Problem Behavior into Positive Behavior"

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://wvumdtv.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrdOyqrjIrHdNza2Pi2AuIPy1Cx_ptB6vO
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Triple P Parenting Group Six-Week Course (No cost to families)

The program involves six (2 &1frac2; hour) in-person small group sessions that educate and actively train skills, and three (15 to 30 minute) individual telephone consultations to assist parents to refine the use of their parenting skills and to develop independent problem solving skills. The program is appropriate to assist parents to prevent the development of problem behavior or to change problem behavior if it is occurring. Parents need to be able to commit to six group sessions and three telephone consultations.

Email F2FHIC@hsc.wvu.edu or call 304-205-6434 to schedule a Group Course in your community.

Triple P Standard Stepping Stones: Individual Intensive Intervention (No cost to families)

Over 10 one-to-one sessions with a Triple P Practitioner, parents learn to set their own goals, work out what changes they would like to see in their child’s behavior, and learn strategies to promote positive behavior and deal with misbehavior. The intervention provides parents with comprehensive support in managing their child’s behavior across various settings (e.g. disobedience, fighting and aggression, temper tantrums). Parents or caregivers who benefit from this program have concerns about their child’s moderate to severe behavioral problems and are able to commit to up to 10 regular individual consultations, either in a clinic or in the family home.

Email F2FHIC@hsc.wvu.edu or call 855-558-4296 to apply and schedule an initial screening with a Triple P Practitioner.