Teen Triple P

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is a toolbox of strategies, skills, and knowledge. It helps parents create a positive learning environment. The Teen Triple P Online course is designed as a 6 module, self-paced course that will guide parents through the pre-teen and teenage years.

Last reviewed: 2023

Intended Outcomes:

  • Create the best environment for your teenager’s development.
  • How to address behaviors.
  • Promote new skills and help emotional self-regulation.
  • Raise happier, more confident and capable teenagers.
  • Improve your relationship with your teenager.

Continuum of Care:
Universal Prevention

Topic Areas:
Anxiety, Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Depression, Disruptive Behaviors

Teen/Adolescent (13-18)

Geographic Locations:
Rural, Urban

Delivery Settings:

Cultural Considerations:
No research found involving diverse populations

Parents of pre-teens or teenagers.

There are no minimum qualifications needed to implement the program.


Is Training Required?
Yes, see developer info

Who can provide the required training?
Please visit the website to purchase the Teen Triple P Online course.

Program Costs (materials, training, etc.):
Yes, refer to program website

Program/Practice Website:

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research:

Doherty, F. M., Calam, R., & Sanders, M. R. (2013). Positive parenting program (triple P) for families of adolescents with type 1 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial of self-directed teen triple P. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(8), 846-858.

Chu, J. T. W., Bullen, P., Farruggia, S. P., Dittman, C. K., & Sanders, M. R. (2015). Parent and adolescent effects of a universal group program for the parenting of adolescents. Prevention Science, 16, 609-620.

Salari, R., Ralph, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2014). An efficacy trial: Positive parenting program for parents of teenagers. Behaviour Change, 31(1), 34-52.

Promising rating

WV Rating:
»WV Ratings Info

Rationale for Rating:

Teen Triple P did not have any randomized controlled trials. The program did provide several well-designed studies with positive outcomes. Some of these studies were considered pilot studies because it was the first time Teen Triple P was studied on these specific populations. We have selected a rating of promising because parents consistently reported positive outcomes, however, sample sizes were small and there is no indication that the population samples are generalizable.

Contraindications or Concerns:
None identified

Other Registries/Ratings

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare:
Not On Registry

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development:
Not On Registry

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness:
Not On Registry

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide:
Not On Registry

Washington State Institute for Public Policy:
Not On Registry