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 rollout of Triple P were launched in Athlone, in the Irish Midlands, this week.

And the findings, which included a 37.5 per cent drop in the numbers of children with clinically elevated levels of social, emotional and behavioural problems, show just how powerful local partnerships can be when they share a vision to support all parents in the task of raising their children.

This project was a “best practice” example of how community agencies serving children and families can deliver a comprehensive evidence-based system of parenting programs to the entire community for the benefit of all.

This was a high-quality independent evaluation of the Triple P system of parenting support as a public health intervention.

The findings are truly remarkable. All involved should be congratulated for an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities within the Irish Midlands.

There’s more information about the evaluation on the website of Atlantic Philanthropies.

The story of this impressive achievement has also been catalogued here:

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The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is owned by the University of Queensland. The University through its main technology transfer company, UniQuest Pty Ltd, has licensed Triple P International Pty Ltd to publish and disseminate the program worldwide. Royalties stemming from published Triple P resources are distributed to the Parenting and Family Support Centre; School of Psychology; Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences; and contributory authors. No author has any share or ownership in Triple P International Pty Ltd. Matthew Sanders is the founder and an author on various Triple P programs and a consultant to Triple P International.