Entries by Matthew Sanders

Translating research into practice. Five-year evaluation of Triple P in California shows why helping parents can improve the health and wellbeing of the community

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 […]

Meta-analysis finds Triple P effective in preventing antisocial behaviour and delinquency

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 […]

Uplifting, gratifying and professionally rewarding: Triple P Masterclasses in the UK, Ireland and Germany show that the program is in good hands

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, […]

News about the research is spreading around the world but more families need to find out about Stepping Stones Triple P

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 […]

Taking care of vulnerable children starts with empathy

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 […]

Independent evaluation of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program shows population-level health benefits across an entire community

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 […]

Brief, low-intensity interventions show promise in most comprehensive meta-analysis of the Triple P system to date

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 […]