Making the program more widely available through schools and social service agencies is part of a broader plan to promote youth mental health awareness and support families, said Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Social and Family Development, as reported yesterday by Channel News Asia.
“Triple P has been proven to be effective, with parents reporting sustained reduction of around 20 per cent in both their children’s problematic behaviour scores and parenting stress scores three months after completing the programme,” Mr Chua said, as reported by CNA.
"These efforts come especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has “posed new challenges and highlighted the importance of strengthening the mental health and well-being of our youths."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s currently being delivered to Singapore parents either as an online program or via video call sessions.
Triple P was first made available through a small pilot program in Singapore in 2014 but its ongoing success has seen availability steadily increase. In November 2019, the provision of ten regional PSPs (Parenting Support Providers) was announced, giving parents across Singapore a one-stop-shop option to access Triple P via the child’s school.