The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P System)

Program Type and Risk Level:

  • Universal prevention; selective prevention

Developed by:

  • Matthew Sanders, Ph.D., The University of Queensland

Website:

Program Information:

  • The Positive Parenting Program is a comprehensive system of parenting and family support for families with children. The program consists of five levels of intervention, which increases with intensity, and progressively narrows the reach at each increasing level. The program incorporates a media and communication strategy, which pronounces the challenges of parenting and encourages parents to break down parenting isolation barriers and seek out help and support. Ultimately, the program is designed to prevent poor parenting practices, and reduce family risk factors as they related to maltreatment and behavioral and emotional problems.
    Outcomes Summary 2015-2016 

Population:

  • Infant - Adult

Return on Investment:

  • Benefit (per individual): $469
  • Cost (per individual): $147

Program Overview:

  • The Positive Parenting Program provides parents with useful strategies to assist them in managing their children’s behavior, prevent future problems, and build strong and healthy relationships. The program is designed to provide the appropriate amount of support a parent needs to assist them in managing problems independently, and to provide communities with early intervention to prevent child abuse, mental illness and anti-social behavior.

Proven Research Outcomes:

  • Positive effects relative to substantiated child maltreatment, child out-of-home placements, and hospitalizations or emergency-room visits for child maltreatment injuries; significantly greater reductions in emotional problems and psychosocial distress in children and their parents; greater reduction in coercive parenting.

Training

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