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Zoom seminar to assist parents with struggles
The Hillsdale Daily News - 1/13/2021
Jan. 13—HILLSDALE — Trying to be the perfect parent can be both frustrating and disappointing.
In response to that, the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Hillsdale is bringing the Triple P Seminar, an evidence based training seminar for parents, via Zoom from 9-10:30 a.m.Jan. 15, 22 and 29.
Executive Director Christie Campbell said clinical social worker and therapist Allie VanSickle takes an open-minded, sincere, validating and direct approach to treatment.
"This is the second session Allie has held of the Triple P Program," Campbell said. "She held one in October as well. We heard of Allie through one of our board members."
Campbell noted it's important that the program is evidence-based "because there is research behind this program that shows positive outcomes from taking this seminar.
"We do not have many parenting classes in Hillsdale County, so we thought this would be a great one to bring here," Campbell said. "The content helps parents build positive parenting skills."
VanSickle said she believes the individual is the expert on their own lives and takes a holistic approach to supporting the individual's growth. She works collaboratively with clients and allows the individual's comfort and readiness to guide the therapeutic process.
VanSickle specializes in assisting those struggling with eating disorders, OCD, and attachment issues. She also focuses on empowering the positive development of children, youth, and families, particularly those involved with the foster care system.
VanSickle said she is comfortable integrating a variety of methods, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solutions-Focused, Strength-Based, and play therapy techniques (integrating the whole family system). She is also currently certified and offering EMDR services to interested clients.
"Deciding to engage in treatment is a big step," VanSickle said.
Among tips she offers to parents in her seminars is to pay attention to the child.
"It is important to spend frequent, small amounts of time with your child doing things that you both enjoy," VanSickle said.
Campbell noted that with the current restrictions of the pandemic orders, Zoom is "the best way to get parents this great information. We hope once things get better to offer these in person."
Each seminar is able to hold 10 participants.
Campbell added that the program has been "empirically proven to slow rates of child abuse and decrease hospitalizations from child abuse injuries.
"This program is a great tool to help us with the prevention of child abuse in Hillsdale County," Campbell said.
For more information, visit: www.triplep-parenting.net. To register, contact VanSickle at: email@example.com.
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