The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

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Determinants of Health: Healthy child development

Overview

This intervention is a cultural adaption of the Triple P parenting program for Indigenous people in Queensland Australia. The Triple P program is a prevention based program aimed at teaching parents effective parenting strategies and fostering productive caring relationships between children and parents. The program is delivered over 8 sessions through a combination of group and individual home based sessions. This cultural adaptation has demonstrated success in reducing problem child behaviour and reducing reliance on dysfunctional parenting strategies among parents.

Primary Source Document

Turner KMT, Richards M, Sanders MR, Randomised clinical trial of a group parent education programme Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Contact information of developer(s) and/or implementer(s)

Karen MT Turner, Mary Richards and Matthew R Sanders

Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Intervention Focus

Intervention Goal / ObjectiveLevel(s) TargetedEquity Focus
Intervention gains would be maintained at 6-month follow-up.
  • Individual level
  • Interpersonal level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
High consumer satisfaction with the programme.
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Improved parental adjustment
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Reduced use of harsh and coercive parenting
  • Interpersonal level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.
Reduced disruptive child behaviour
  • Individual level
People living in conditions of disadvantage are explicitly stated to be a target population of the intervention.

Health Issue(s) that is/are addressed by the Intervention

Health Promotion

  • Other

Risk Reduction

  • Prevent violence

Specific Activities of the Intervention

  • Training offered to deliver the intervention
  • Group process/program
  • Other training session

Priority/Target Population for Intervention Delivery

Life Stage

  • Early childhood (age 3-5 years)
  • Youth (age 13-18 years)
  • Young adult (age 19-24 years)
  • Adults (age 25-64 years)

Settings

Educational Settings

    Community Setting

    • Home
    • Community/neighbourhood

    Outcomes

    Outcomes and Impact Chart
    Level of ImpactDescription of OutcomeEquity Focus
    Interpersonal LevelParents receiving the intervention reported a significant decrease in reliance on some dysfunctional parenting practices (verbosity).Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
    Individual LevelGains found at post-test were primarily maintained at 6-month follow-up.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
    Individual LevelHigh rates of consumer satisfaction.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.
    Individual LevelSignificant decreases in rates of problem child behaviour.Outcomes are reported for people living in conditions of disadvantage, and are not compared to people living in more advantaged conditions.

    Adaptability

    Implementation History

    • Multiple implementations - Similar settings/populations/providers - The intervention has been implemented more than twice in the same setting with the same population by similar providers, and is theoretically applicable to other settings and/or populations. This can include multiple implementations during the same time period. *Each implementation of the intervention must have been substantially the same and must have demonstrated positive results for the primary objectives of the intervention.

    Expertise Required for Implementation within the Context of the Intervention

    • Specialized skills training provided as part of the Intervention - The intervention does not require individuals or groups with highly specialized training, but requires that individuals or groups be trained as part of the implementation of the intervention.

    Are there supports available for implementation

    No.

    Are there resources and/or products associated with the interventions

    Yes. Unclear whether the cultrally adpated tools are available; however the Triple p website (http://www.triplep.net/glo-en/the-triple-p-system-at-work/training-and-delivery/resources/) offers resources including trainers kit and opportunities for training.