Where do I start?
Triple P Provider Training Courses consist of three distinct components:
- Training days
- A competency-based accreditation process
- Implementation Support for both practitioners and organizations.
Individuals choose the course most appropriate for their position and families they work with, then travel to the training sessions organized by Triple P. When deciding on the course that is right for the individual, there are two vital questions to ask:
- How do I typically work with families? (e.g. Do I consult individually, run groups, seminars, brief consultations, intensive consultations?)
- Who are the families I work with? (e.g. parents of children 0–12 years, parents with teenagers, parents of children with a disability, parents concerned with their child's weight, parents going through separation or divorce, parents at risk of maltreating their children.)
Triple P Provider Training Courses are usually offered to practitioners with a post-high school degree in health, education, child care, or social services. In exceptional circumstances, this requirement is relaxed when the prospective practitioners are actively involved in "hands-on" roles serving the targeted parents, children and teens. These particular practitioners have developed, through their workplace experience, some knowledge of child/adolescent development and/or have experience working with families and also have adequate clinical supervision and support on a regular basis.
Familiarize yourself with the Triple P system table to see how the levels support different types of family need within your community and which professions are best suited to deliver the particular interventions you want to offer. The Triple P system table also outlines which courses have Triple P interventions as a prerequisite.