The Positive Parenting Telephone Service (PPTS) is a parent education program that you can do from your own home. It is for families with children between the ages of 2 and 10 years, who are experiencing difficulties in parenting, have children with behavioural problems or simply as a preventative measure.
This is a unique program which delivers the service via the telephone. Participants are required to complete a 6-10 week series of tasks based on readings from a workbook/text. Over this period parents are supported on a one to one basis via weekly telephone consultations with a trained Parent Educator. Consultations are based on an appointment system with both day and evening appointments available.
The PPTS has the potential to reduce disruptive behaviour in children, reduce dysfunctional parenting practices, increase parental satisfaction and efficacy, reduce stress, anxiety and depression and reduce parental conflict over parenting issues.
A comprehensive review is available: PPTS Research Outcomes.
If you live in Hume Region of Victoria and have a telephone area code of 0260, 0357, or 0358 you have access to this service. Our freecall number is 1800 880 660 and can be accessed using either a landline or mobile telephone. Alternatively you can Contact Us.