Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® – Level 1

Level 1, or Universal Triple P, is a communications strategy designed to reach a broad cross section of the population with positive parenting information and messages. It is not a course or personal intervention delivered directly to parents. Stay Positive is the creative face of Universal Triple P. This high-impact communications campaign includes a range of materials (including brochures, posters, newspaper columns, billboards, etc.) that aims to put parenting on the public agenda and to raise awareness of the need to support parents in this vital role.

Last reviewed: 2023

Intended Outcomes:

  • Destigmatize and normalize the process of seeking parenting help
  • Encourage parents to participate in positive parenting interventions
  • Increase the visibility and reach of positive parenting interventions
  • Counter alarmist, sensational or parent-blaming messages in the media
  • Help parents become more confident and self-sufficient in their parenting

Continuum of Care:
Indicated Prevention

Topic Areas:
Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Disruptive Behaviors

Childhood (4-12), Early Childhood (0-3), Teen/Adolescent (13-18)

Geographic Locations:
Rural, Urban

Delivery Settings:
Any, Community-Based, Congregate Care Facility, School-Based, Virtual

Cultural Considerations:
No research found involving diverse populations

Level 1 is a communications strategy designed to reach a broad section of the population.


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Is Training Required?
Information not available

Who can provide the required training?

Program Costs (materials, training, etc.):
Information not available

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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research:

Prinz, R. J., Sanders, M. R., Shapiro, C. J., Whitaker, D. J., & Lutzker, J. R. (2009). Population-based prevention of child maltreatment: The US Triple P system population trial. Prevention science, 10, 1-12.

Additional Sources:

Unable to be Rated

WV Rating:
Unable to Be Rated
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Rationale for Rating:

There was only one article which was appropriate for review. There were no differences in the groups studied.

Contraindications or Concerns:
None identified

Other Registries/Ratings

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare:
Promising Research Evidence

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development:

Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness:
Not On Registry

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide:
Effective - One study

Washington State Institute for Public Policy:
Found on the registry. See link for more information.

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