Frequently asked questions

 

> Do both parents have to attend a Triple P course or session together?

> Can Triple P help grandparents, foster parents and other carers?

> What kind of Triple P should I do?

> Can I do more than one type of Triple P?

> Can anyone run a Triple P program?

Do both parents have to attend a Triple P course or session together?

It is great if both parents can attend although this is not essential. Triple P is also used very successfully by single parents. But families with both parents attending will experience many benefits at home working as a team to change their child's behaviour. You'll probably communicate better about parenting, argue and disagree less, and support each other more. Even if only one parent can attend, Triple P is still of great benefit.

Can Triple P help grandparents, foster parents and other carers?

The principles of Triple P apply to anyone who cares for children. Grandparents and other caregivers often attend Triple P programs.

What kind of Triple P should I do?

It's best to speak with your local Triple P provider to help you decide which program is best for your needs and your family.

 

As a rule of thumb, if your child has minor behaviour problems SeminarPrimary Care, Discussion Group and Group Triple P will help. Group Triple P is also helpful if your child has more serious behaviour problems.

 

If you are having serious problems at home, Standard, Enhanced and Pathways Triple P are intensive programs that may meet your needs.

 

Stepping Stones Triple P is for parents of a child with a disability.

 

Triple P Online is an eight-module web program that can be done at home.

 

Our "Is this you?" scenarios can help you decide which type of Triple P is best for your family.

Can I do more than one type of Triple P?

Yes. Parents can complete as many of the Triple P choices as they wish. For example, you may go to a one-time seminar and decide you would like to do a more intensive group program as a booster.

Can anyone run a Triple P program?

No. Providers running Triple P are required to have completed an approved training course and be an accredited provider. Always check the qualifications of the person running any parenting program.