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Parenting Support Services

Parenting Support Services (PSS) is a service for families with children 0-18 years-of-age to support and enhance positive family functioning. Families receive one or more of the PSS interventions along with case management services using the Wraparound philosophy and process. PSS offers the evidenced-based model, Level 4 Triple P (Positive Parenting Program®) and the Circle of Security Parenting© intervention. Triple P helps parents become resourceful problem solvers and be able to create a positive and safe home learning environment for children to develop emotional, behavioral, and cognitive strengths. Circle of Security Parenting (COS) is designed to build, support, and strengthen parents’ relationship capabilities so they are better equipped to provide a quality of relationship that is more supportive of secure attachment.  If needed, families may receive more than one PSS intervention.
Priority is given to families involved with DCF. Referrals are made to the Parenting Support Services (PSS) gatekeeper at the DCF area office. Community referrals are also accepted if PSS has available slots.


Assessment Instruments:

List of Parenting Support Services’ Providers
List of Towns Served by Each DCF Area Office






Assessment Instruments - Entered into PIE


Assessment Instruments - Triple P Standard - Other


Assessment Instruments - Triple P Teen - Other