Part of my role as founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program involves delivering masterclasses to practitioners who have been trained to deliver the program. For the past five years, I have been travelling to California. Last Friday, I was back in California again. Only this time, I was there to support the […]
Matthew Sanders is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland. He is also a consulting Professor at The University of Manchester, a visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina, and holds adjunct Professorships at Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of Auckland. As the founder of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, Professor Sanders is considered a world leader in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of population based approaches to parenting and family interventions. Professor Sanders is recognised as the global leader in the field of evidence-based parenting intervention and one of The University of Queensland’s Innovation champions. Sanders’ Triple P system is currently in use across 25 countries, has 55,000 practitioners trained to deliver it, and some 7 million families are estimated to have benefited from Triple P.
Entries by Matthew Sanders
More evidence has come to hand that parenting programs are an effective evidence-based strategy to prevent antisocial behaviour and delinquency. A meta-analysis update on the effects of early family/parent training programs on antisocial behaviour and delinquency (Piquero et al., 2016) is an excellent and timely study which shows the huge value that evidence-based parenting programs […]
For someone who grew up in a boys school famous for turning out All Blacks, last weekend’s Rugby World Cup final was a personal highlight of my recent trip to the United Kingdom. But the professional highlight would have to be the Masterclasses I felt privileged to deliver to Triple P practitioners around the UK, […]
At a time when educators, parents and policy advisors in Australia are grappling with how to deal with the emotional and behavioural needs of children with disabilities, Stepping Stones Triple P is demonstrating it can provide at least some of the answers. The evidence is clear that rates of depression and anxiety are much higher […]
When it comes to the difficult topic of child maltreatment, it’s easy to condemn. What might not be so easy to understand for parents who sacrifice the second car for the school fees or drive hundreds of kilometres each weekend taking kids to social and sporting events, is that even parents found guilty of neglecting […]
It’s been years in the making but now that the findings have been released, it’s immensely heartening to see that those who deserve the credit in Ireland are gaining the recognition they deserve. The results of an independent evaluation conducted by a research team from the National University of Ireland in Galway into a population-wide […]
The recent publication of The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of a Multi-Level System of Parenting Support in Clinical Psychology Review is the most comprehensive meta-analytical assessment of Triple P to date. This was the first meta-analysis of the Triple P system to examine the full range of outcomes […]
When it comes to parenting, no other issue seems to invite as much debate. Even the Prime Minister has an opinion. And many appear to agree with him. “What’s wrong with a good smack every now and again?’’ I often get asked. Usually, the answer is provided for me: “It didn’t hurt me as a […]
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