What is Triple P?
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs.
It is one of the few based on evidence from ongoing scientific research. There have been more than 200
evaluation papers, including 104 randomized controlled studies, showing that Triple P works for most families
in a variety of cultures, countries and family situations.
Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build
stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the
first place. But it doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.
Triple P is also different because it is not ‘one size-fits-all’. It’s a system that offers increasing levels of
support to meet parents’ different needs. So parents can choose anything from one-off public seminars or self-help books to more detailed group courses or individual sessions.
Triple Pis now used in 25 countries including the USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, Curacao,
Switzerland and Romania. It has been translated from English into 19 other languages.