The Triple P Program (Positive Parenting Program) is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as treat, behavioral, and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school, and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential. Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children. It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.
Triple P Program
(Positive Parenting Program)
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The program has been designed to be completed using the following 10 sessions:
- First Appointment: Parent describes concerns about a child’s behavior or development. Parent starts monitoring one of the child’s behaviors.
- Second Appointment: Parent identifies specific issues that they and the child are having difficulty with. Parent continues to monitor one of the child’s behaviors.
- Sharing Assessment Findings: Parent describes issues that are causing concern in clearer detail. Parent identifies things that influence their child’s behavior. Parent sets goals for change in their child’s and their own behavior.
- Encouraging Appropriate Behavior: Parent uses the strategies for developing a positive relationship with their child. Parent uses the strategies for increasing desirable behavior. Parent uses the strategies for teaching their child new skills or behaviors. Parent sets up a behavior contract with appropriate rewards for their child. Parent holds a family meeting.
- Using Positive Parenting Strategies 1: Parent sets goals and tasks independently. Parent plans, uses, and evaluates routines for encouraging appropriate behavior as required. Parent plans, uses, monitors, and modifies behavior contracts as needed. Parent gets support from family, friends, and other parents when needed.
- Managing Problem Behavior: Parent sets appropriate family rules and discusses them with their family. Parent uses directed discussion to deal with mild problem behavior. Parent makes clear, calm requests. Parent backs-up their requests with logical consequences. Parent deals calmly with emotional behavior. Parent puts into practice a behavior contract to manage problem behavior.
- Using Positive Parenting Strategies 2: Parent sets goals and tasks independently. Parent plans, uses, and evaluates routines for managing problem behaviors as required. Parent plans, uses, monitors, and modifies behavior contracts as required. Parent gets support from family, friends, and other parents when needed.
- Dealing With Risky Behavior: Parent identifies situations that may be put their child’s health or wellbeing at risk. Parent describes the steps involved in designing a routine to deal with risky behavior. Parent constructs a community contact network to help monitor their child’s behavior. Parent uses the family survival tips to help make the task of parenting easier. Parent designs, uses, and monitors their own routine for a current risky situation.
- Using Planning Ahead Routines: Parent sets goals and tasks independently. Parent plans, uses, and evaluates routines for dealing with risky situations as required. Parent plans, uses, monitors, and modifies behavior contracts as required. Parent gets support from family, friends, and other parents when needed.
- Program Close: Parent uses family survival tips to help make the task of parenting easier. Parent plans, uses, and monitors planning ahead routines to assist their child to deal with potentially risky situations. Parent obtains support from family and friends as well as from their parent support network.
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