Backed by the Queensland Government again from 1 July 2023, with ongoing funding since 2015, Triple P’s free training offer will assist family support services across the state to provide proven, strength-based support, responsive to the diverse needs of families. They can train in and deliver a variety of Triple P programs, which are aligned with trauma-informed and attachment approaches.
Join Triple P to make a difference
Triple P International Country Director, Carol Markie-Dadds, said that with the renewed government funding, Triple P is encouraging every eligible agency and practitioner in Queensland to train in the world’s most evidence-based parenting program and join more than 102,000 trained practitioners across the globe making big differences in the everyday lives of families.
“The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s easy for our trained practitioners to tailor services to meet clients’ diverse needs with one-to-one sessions, one-off small or large groups, or more intensive multi-week programs delivered individually or in groups.
“Triple P is proven to assist vulnerable and complex families – including those with a history of family violence, drug and alcohol misuse or in the child protection system – as well as with parents living with mental illness,” said Carol.
“We offer specific courses for practitioners working with families whose children have anxiety or disabilities, and we provide agencies with implementation support to help integrate Triple P into their usual service provision.
“Our Indigenous implementation consultants are available to help practitioners deliver Triple P with First Nations families in a culturally safe way. Plus, our program materials are provided in a range of languages to support families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds,” said Carol.
Triple P in Action
More than 1,800 practitioners in Queensland have already benefited from free government-funded Triple P training and are experiencing tangible results in their work.
BUSHkids uses Triple P as part of its free allied healthcare services for families throughout rural and regional Queensland, as they know their staff receive quality training based on evidence.
BUSHkids’ family health support worker, Linda Cholawinskyj, said Triple P provides a very thorough and practical approach with families and provides her with confidence.
“There are so many different applications of Triple P – group support for families, or one-on-one, or just a tip sheet around a particular issue.
“The group seminar option is great as some families really benefit from hearing from others and normalising their challenges,” said Linda.
Teen Challenge Queensland
Teen Challenge Queensland’s family support practitioner, Lisa Johnson, has also trained for free in Triple P and said that she definitely encourages her peers to undertake the training.
“It is wonderful that the Queensland Government provides training free for practitioners.
“I could impart the knowledge from my training straight away. Families were jumping for joy and just saying, ‘yep, let’s go through this program’ and they’ve loved it.
“It equips parents with the confidence and knowledge for all the important aspects, such as managing risky and problem behaviour, and looking at the systemic causes that are maintaining the behaviour so parents can adjust their approach to parenting,” said Lisa.
How to Enrol
If you’re an agency with 10 or more practitioners, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Triple P staff will help you access the right training for your team.
Individual practitioners can enrol online anytime via the training portal. Please indicate that you wish to participate in the government-funded training so Triple P can confirm eligibility.