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Triple P Parenting

Scientific Rating
♦ California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare = 1 (Well-Supported by Research Evidence)
♦ National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices = Avg. 2.9 Quality of Research (0-4 point scale)

Triple P is designed to prevent social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems in children by enhancing their parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence.  The program, which can also be used for early intervention and treatment, is founded on social learning theory and draws on cognitive, developmental and public health theories.  Triple P has five intervention levels of increasing intensity to meet each family’s specific needs.  Five Acres delivers Triple P at Levels 4 and 5:

Level 4 (Standard and Standard/Teen) is an intensive strategy for parents of children with more severe behavioral difficulties (e.g., aggressive or oppositional behavior), is designed to teach positive parenting skills and their application to a range of target behaviors, settings, and children.  Level 4 is delivered in 10 individual or 8 group sessions totally about 10 hours.

Level 5 (Enhanced Triple P) is an enhanced behavioral family strategy for families in which parenting difficulties are complicated by other sources of family distress (e.g., relationship conflict, parental depression or high levels of stress).  Program modules include practice sessions to enhance parenting skills, mood management strategies, stress coping skills, and partner support skills.  Enhanced Triple P extends Standard Triple P by adding three to five sessions tailored to the needs of the family.

Recommended Population:    
Parents and other caregivers of children from birth through age 16.  Triple P has been successfully implemented with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and countries.
Practitioner Qualifications
Triple P practitioners must be eligible to bill under Department of Mental Health standards (Rehab Specialist or Clinician).  Each practitioner is expected to achieve certification from Triple P America for the Level they are providing.

Supervisor Qualifications

Five Acres uses a “Team Leader” model.  Team Leaders may or may not be licensed.  The Team Leader (aka Champion) is a Triple P practitioner and is chosen for his/her ability to manage group dynamics, to model learning the practice alongside other clinicians, and to encourage staff in their professional development.  If the Champion is not licensed, at least one practitioner in group supervision must be licensed.

Level 4 Standard/Standard Teen requires:
•    5-day initial training
•    1-day Post-accreditation clinical support training
•    6 Consultation calls

Level 5 requires:
•    Pre-requisite of certification in Level 4
•    3-day initial training
•    6 Consultation calls

All Triple P Practitioners meet together in weekly group supervision.

Training for Trainers

There is no training-for-trainers available for Triple P.

Each level of Triple P has a separate certification.
•    Pre-accreditation consultation day
•    Accreditation and testing day (approximately 8-10 weeks after the initial training)

Maintaining Qualification

There are no requirements for continued qualification once accreditation is achieved for a specific Level.
Fidelity Measures and Standards
There are session fidelity checklists.

Pre- and post-measures are required for Triple P.  These are the Outcome Questionnaire and the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory.

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