The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to help children to realise their potential. Triple P is designed to be with parents on every step of their journey, providing help and guidance to families when they need it. It aims to create supportive family environments, and to prevent, as well as treat, behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers.
Triple P Level 2 is a "light touch" intervention providing brief one-time assistance to parents who are generally coping well but have one or two concerns with their child's behavior or development. It is available for parents of children from birth to 12 years and for parents of teenagers.
Last reviewed: 2023
- Increase competence in promoting healthy development and managing common behavior problems and developmental issues
- Reduce use of coercive and punitive methods of disciplining children
- Increase use of positive parenting strategies in managing their children's behavior
- Increase confidence in raising their children
- Improve partners' communication about parenting issues
- Reduce stress associated with raising children
- Decrease their children's behavior problems
Continuum of Care:
Anxiety, Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Depression, Disruptive Behaviors
Childhood (4-12), Early Childhood (0-3), Teen/Adolescent (13-18)
Community-Based, Congregate Care Facility
Significant and well-articulated attention was given to disparities in outcomes
Level 2 is for parents of children from birth to 12 years and for parents of teenagers.
Practitioners come from a wide range of professions and disciplines and include family support workers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, counselors, teachers, teacher's aides, police officers, social workers, child safety officers and clergy.
Is Training Required?
Yes, see developer info
Who can provide the required training?
More information in regards to training can be found here: https://www.triplep.net/glo-en/getting-started-with-triple-p/
Program Costs (materials, training, etc.):
Yes, refer to program website
Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research:
Haskett, M. E., Armstrong, J., Neal, S. C., & Aldianto, K. (2018). Perceptions of triple P-positive parenting program seminars among parents experiencing homelessness. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 1957-1967.
Sanders, M., Prior, J., & Ralph, A. (2009). An evaluation of a brief universal seminar series on positive parenting: A feasibility study. Journal of Children’s Services.
»WV Ratings Info
Rationale for Rating:
The information was too general for the population evaluated but was still beneficial. There were some improvements but there needs to be more studies. Additional research showing positive outcomes would be necessary to provide a higher rating. Better suited for younger populations than age which is identified.
Contraindications or Concerns:
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare:
Promising Research Evidence
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development:
Not On Registry
Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness:
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide:
Effective - One study
Washington State Institute for Public Policy:
Not On Registry