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Prev Sci. 2002 Sep;3(3):173-89.

The development and dissemination of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program: a multilevel, evidence-based system of parenting and family support.

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  • 1Parenting and Family Support Centre, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.

Abstract

This paper describes the theoretical and empirical basis of a unique multilevel system of parenting and family support known as the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. The program incorporates five levels of intervention on a tiered continuum of increasing strength and narrowing population reach. The self-regulation framework of the program is discussed and an ecological or systems-contextual approach to dissemination of the program to service providers is highlighted. Implementation issues to consider in effective program dissemination are discussed including managing the "politics" of family support, strategies for coping with changes in government, maintaining quality, balancing cost and sustainability, and remaining data responsive. Future research directions are identified.

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