Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® – Level 2

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

Intended Outcomes:

  • 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:

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

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

Geographic Locations:
Rural, Urban

Delivery Settings:
Community-Based, Congregate Care Facility

Cultural Considerations:
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:

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

Program/Practice 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.

Additional Sources:

Promising rating

WV Rating:
»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:
None identified

Other Registries/Ratings

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