Entries by Staff Writers

Delivering a population rollout of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program takes planning and commitment. But help is available. And the rewards are strong outcomes and sustained delivery

The team behind the successful rollout of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program in the Irish Midlands has put its experiences into an implementation guide for other organisations wanting to improve the quality of life for children and parents at a population level. The guide, Getting Started – Getting Better, sets out to help agencies considering implementing Triple […]

Calls for evidence-based parenting programs to be made available to all as part of medical services in US

Access to parenting programs in primary care settings should be removed from an “at-risk’’ funding framework in the United States and be made universally available in pediatric settings, an article in the American Medical Association journal, JAMA Pediatrics, recommends. The article, Parenting as Primary Prevention, is the latest in a string of recommendations calling for […]

Turkish researchers show Group Triple P can treat anxiety in children

Turkish researchers have become the first to show that The University of Queensland’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program can successfully target and treat clinical levels of anxiety in children. Triple P is one of the world’s most extensively researched parenting interventions and is estimated to have reached millions of families. However, much of the […]

Sometimes a light touch is all it takes: Triple P Seminars show benefits for Indonesian parents and their children

A randomised controlled trial involving Indonesian parents has shown a low-intensity parenting program can significantly improve children’s behavioural problems and parents’ confidence while reducing dysfunctional parenting practices and parents’ stress. The delivery of the Triple P seminar series to 143 parents in Surabaya, Indonesia, is the first study to show that an evidence-based parenting program […]

Social media a force for families

Social media and electronic gaming strategies can have an extremely positive influence on the lives of impoverished families, a study of The University of Queensland’s Triple P Online program has found. A version of Triple P Online, the web-based version ofUQ’s Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, was ramped up with social media and gaming […]

To adapt or not to adapt: Paper finds Group Triple P has ‘social validity’ with African American fathers

Practitioners should not hesitate to use Triple P with African American fathers, a paper co-authored by US researcher Patricia Kohl, of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis, concludes. The study, published in Best Practice Mental Health, looks at the engagement of African American fathers in Group Triple […]

A public health approach to child maltreatment prevention is critical, argues University of South Carolina’s Professor Ron Prinz

In the emerging field of child maltreatment prevention, public health approaches to prevent child abuse are novel but necessary, the director of the University of South Carolina’s Parenting and Family Research Center, Professor Ron Prinz, writes in a recent edition of the journal, Child Abuse & Neglect. Professor Prinz argues that interventions focusing on improving […]

San Diego delivery of Triple P a powerful illustration of how a population approach can work

An evaluation of the delivery of the Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Positive Parenting Program in a low-income, Spanish-speaking community is a powerful illustration of how a population approach can improve the lives of children and their families, Triple P founder, Professor Matt Sanders, says. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program was chosen […]