Top rating national television show The Project has offered a helping hand and listening ear to parents affected by COVID-19, especially those in Victoria who've just found themselves in lockdown once more.
The show included an interview with Triple P author and clinical psychologist, Dr Vanessa Cobham, and details on how to get free Triple P Online.
The story also featured various parents talking about their experiences trying to cope with online school, working from home, and social isolation and all the associated emotions.
Occasionally amusing and often frustrating, and frequently leaving parents feeling exhausted and inadequate, the lockdown-home-schooling situation many parents have found themselves is out of the ordinary.
However, Triple P has experience in supporting families through other crisis situations such as natural disasters, and has built on this expertise to develop a number of specific COVID-19 resources.These include support for dealing with the stress of changes to the economy, children's and teenagers' anxiety due to alarming news reports, and other COVID-19 related issues in addition to just home-schooling.
The Triple P parent website offers many tips and strategies that can help make things just a little easier, and parents can have peace of mind knowing these are evidence-based and have been developed by psychologists.
As well as the free Triple P Online program for all Queensland parents, thanks to funding from the Queensland Government, there are also many free resources including an online magazine and downloadable guides.