The project started in 2002 and is still running.
Last review: September 2014
The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program has its origins in social learning theory and the principles of behaviour, cognitive, and affective change. The public health model of parenting support used in Triple P took 35 years to develop.
The aim of Triple P is to prevent severe behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems in children and adolescents by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents. To achieve this goal, Triple P incorporates five levels of intervention on a tiered continuum of increasing strength for parents of children from birth to age 16.
The suite of multilevel programs comprising the Triple P system are designed to create a family-friendly environment that better supports parents in the task of raising their children, with a range of programs tailored to the differing needs of parents (e.g., parents of children with a disability; abusive, depressed, or maritally discordant parents).