Entries by Staff Writers

Helping Families Change Conference 2018 – Save the date!

We are pleased to announce that the 19th Helping Families Change Conference will be held in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California, USA from 28th February to 2nd March 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Sonoma Valley, traditional home of the Miwok, Pomo and Wintun peoples, and an area considered the birthplace of […]

Reducing the risks for recently settled families

Parenting and Family Support Centre PhD student Kathryn Monty has been highlighted in a video produced by The University of Queensland for her work in creating change for migrant families in Queensland. More information on Kathryn’s trial, which seeks to promote the wellbeing and adjustment of resettled families and help their integration and participation in community life, is […]

Fifteen-year follow-up study suggests Group Triple P led to long-term improvements in children’s literacy, numeracy and school attendance

A 15-year follow-up of a Group Triple trial in Perth, Western Australia, suggests Triple P contributed to long-term improvements in literacy and numeracy for primary school children and better attendance for high-schoolers. The Western Australian report, A 15 Year Follow-Up of the WA Triple P Trial, was prepared by Grant Smith at the Collaboration for […]

Triple P goes to the White House

The University of Queensland’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program was showcased at the White House last night as part of an initiative to improve outcomes for boys and young men of colour, and all youth. Representatives from Triple P America, the organisation licensed to disseminate Triple P in the United States, will attend the event at the […]

Home-visiting program plus Triple P shows significant improvements for children’s early cognitive development

One of the most extensively conducted randomised controlled trials of an early childhood intervention program in Europe has shown that a home visiting program combined with the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program improved children’s cognitive development. Results of a University College Dublin evaluation of the Preparing for life program include a finding that children in the high treatment group whose families participated […]

When fathers are more actively involved in parenting, both parents are happier with their relationship: How parenting interventions improve couple relationships

Research into the mechanisms of change between parenting interventions and couple relationship quality suggests that improvements in parenting skills and child behaviour lead to better relationships between parents. The study, by University of Zurich researchers published in the Journal of Family Psychology, also found that when fathers feel more confident and engaged in parenting, both partners […]

How babies and a narrative of recovery might help mothers who experience postpartum psychosis

The role of the baby as both the cause and agent of recovery for women suffering from postpartum psychosis is part of the clinical and research work of Triple P Research Network member Dr Anja Wittkowski. Two qualitative studies at the centre of this work were presented at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive […]

First randomised trial of a parenting program in mainland China shows Group Triple P has a positive impact on children’s academic lives

A paper published in the journal Behavior Modification explores whether the development of more westernised parenting practices in China over the past four decades would mean that western-developed parenting programs would be effective with Chinese families. The randomised controlled trial of Group Triple P, the first RCT of a western-developed parenting program in mainland China, […]