Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program System

  • Matthew R. SandersEmail author
  • Karen M. T. Turner
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_376

Name of Model

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program System


The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program system is a tiered multilevel suite of evidence-based parenting support programs designed as a population-based strategy to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents in the task of raising their children. It has many distinguishing features in its flexibility, varied delivery modalities, multidisciplinary approach, and focus on self-regulation and generalization of parenting skills. The Triple P system involves a unique blending of universal and targeted interventions on a continuum of increasing intensity and narrowing population reach. The primary aims are to promote children’s development and family cohesion and prevent childhood behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems, and child maltreatment, by encouraging warm, responsive, consistent caregiving that provides nurturing and secure attachments, as well as clear boundaries for children in a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Parenting and Family Support CentreThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA