Triple P - Family Programme - General Overview (Last updated 2017)

Summary: Triple P is a programme designed to support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family's issues without ongoing support.




  • Support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family’s issues without ongoing support
  • Reduce stress in parents and therefore harsh and inconsistent discipline
  • Reduce problem behaviours in children


Triple P is a positive parenting programme, with a range of interventions for parents of children from birth to 12 years and a range of Teen Triple P interventions for parents of children aged 12 to 16 years. Triple P also has specialist programmes for parents of children with disabilities, health or weight concerns and parents who are going through divorce or separation.

The Triple P programme’s system is designed to be tailored to a specific family’s needs. Interventions come in different intensities, with providers and parents selecting the intensity that will cater to the family’s own problems.

Interventions can be delivered to large groups as a public seminar or in a 1:1 or group setting. It is also available as an online 8-module course that is suitable for parents of children with behavioural difficulties. Triple P Online can be used as an early-intervention strategy or as a more intensive program (for parents of children between 2 and 12 years).

With all types of Triple P, parents are supported and encouraged to set their own goals and identify the type of strategies that will work for them.


There is evidence to show that in trials where the Triple P approach has been used widely within the community, rates of child abuse cases were curtailed. Research has also shown reduction in cases of mental health concerns in children, through reduction of family risk factors.




Source Organisation: Triple P

Jo Andreini