This year we plan to offer parents and children together a therapeutic intervention that aims to support families to strengthen family functioning. To build on family relationships giving both parents and children an opportunity to explore strengths and difficulties. This work will be provided by family therapists who will come to the project and meet families in a private confidential and nurturing environment.

One of our staff members has been on ‘Triple P’ promoting positive parenting course in March 2017. Triple P is a multi-level family intervention designed to promote positive parenting in the community and prevent a range of social and behavioural problems in children. Triple P ultimately aims to support parents to promote their child’s social, emotional and behavioural development.

Standard Triple P is a 10 session intervention delivered individually to families. The 10 week program is an active skills training process to help parents acquire new knowledge and skills. The sessions provide opportunities for parents to learn through observation, discussion, practice and feedback. DVD footage and modelling are used to demonstrate parenting skills.

Between sessions parents practise and use behaviour monitoring strategies to consolidate their learning. It was developed for parents with preadolescent children (up to 10years) who have or are at risk of developing behavioural and emotional disorders.

Triple P is an early intervention strategy that aims to increase parental competence and confidence in raising children. The program seeks to improve the quality of parent-child relationships and help parents develop effective, practical strategies managing a wide range of common behavioural and developmental problems. It achieves this aim by teaching parents skills for promoting their children’s development, social competence and self control.

Triple P parenting programme is used in countries all over the world and has been widely researched. There has been 89 studies completed to see how effective triple p is at reducing child behaviour problems, 80 studies to see how effective triple p is at reducing ineffective parenting practices and 66 studies to see how effective triple p is at maintaining improvements over the long term.