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Triple P at a glance

  • One of the few evidence based parenting programs in the world. Triple P addresses child behavioral and emotional problems by giving parents proven tools and skills to build stronger families.
  • Developed by Professor Matt Sanders and colleagues at the University of Queensland (Australia).
  • Four decades of ongoing research.
  • More than 740 trials, studies and published papers, including more than 380 evaluation papers, 182 of which are randomized controlled trials, conducted throughout the world show Triple P works across cultures, socio-economic groups and family structures.
  • Ranked by the United Nations as the number one parenting program in the world, based on the extent of its body of evidence.
  • Has won numerous national and international awards.
  • Has evidence to show that offering Triple P to an entire community (as opposed to targeting "at risk" families) can reduce rates of child maltreatment, foster care placements and hospitalizations from child abuse injuries.
  • Triple P has helped approximately 4 million children and their families. It is used in 31 countries and has been translated into 23 languages other than English. More than 91,000 practitioners have been trained it its delivery.
  • Triple P is typically implemented by government bodies or jurisdictions across regions/countries (typically Health, Families, Education)
  • Subject of two primetime ITV1 series in the UK. Driving Mum and Dad Mad followed 10 families as their lives were transformed by Triple P.
  • In late 2006 Professor Sanders met and discussed policy with the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, shortly before the Home Office launched a parenting initiative which included Triple P.
  • Professor Sanders has consulted and advised governments at senior policy levels in Australia, Canada, the UK, Eire, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Iran, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has been a consultant to the World Health Organization and to the Council of Europe.