Triple P (positive parenting program) is a multilevel family intervention system for the prevention and treatment of behavioural and emotional problems in pre-adolescent children.
The aims of Triple P are:-
- To promote the independence and health of families by enhancing parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence.
- To promote the development of non-violent, protective and nurturing environments for children.
- To promote the development, growth, health and social competencies of young children.
- To reduce the incidence of child abuse, mental illness, behavioural problems, delinquency and homelessness.
- To enhance the competence, resourcefulness and self-sufficiency of parents in raising their preadolescent children.
Doctors and psychologists are trained by Triple P to interact with parents and their children to enhance the behaviour and achievements of the children in line with the desires of the parents. It involves using a number of interventions that deal with a child’s behaviour and the parent’s response to that behaviour.
The program has been remarkably successful and has spread from its home in Australia to many countries around the world and has been adopted by many local and national governments from Iran to Scotland and Japan to the USA as part of their family support service.