Triple P-positive parenting program as a public health approach to strengthening parenting

Sanders, Matthew R. (2008) Triple P-positive parenting program as a public health approach to strengthening parenting. Journal of Family Psychology, 22 4: 506-517. doi:10.1037/0893-3200.22.3.506

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Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Triple P-positive parenting program as a public health approach to strengthening parenting
Journal name Journal of Family Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0893-3200
Publication date 2008-08-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0893-3200.22.3.506
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 506
End page 517
Total pages 12
Editor A. E. Kazak
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Subject C1
920209 Mental Health Services
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Abstract Parenting programs have considerable potential to improve the mental health and well-being of children, improve family relationships, and benefit the community at large. However, traditional clinical models of service delivery reach relatively few parents. A public health approach is needed to ensure that more parents benefit and that a societal-level impact is achieved. The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is a comprehensive, multilevel system of parenting intervention that combines within a single intervention universal and more targeted interventions for high-risk children and their parents. With Triple P, the overarching goal is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents at a whole-of-population level and, in turn, to reduce the prevalence rates of behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents. The distinguishing features of the intervention and variables that influence its effective implementation are discussed. Self-regulation is a unifying concept that is applied throughout the entire system (e.g., to interactions between children, parents, service providers, and agencies involved in delivering the intervention). Challenges and future directions for the development of public health approaches to parenting are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Keyword Parenting
Prevention of behavior problems
Public health
Theoretical Development of Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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