Triple P

Positive Parenting Program


What is Triple P?


The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned program available to families in Boone County. Although Triple P Boone County targets children 0-5, the seminars are open to anyone parenting a child of any age. Backed by more than 30 years of international research, Triple P provides families with a tool kit of proven strategies for strengthening relationships with their children, promoting children’s development, and preventing or managing common parenting challenges – tantrums, biting, hitting, bedtime, and more. Parents and caregivers can get as little or as much parenting support as they'd like from trained Triple P practitioners in a number of organizations throughout the county.

Boone County has:

Triple P Seminars - A series of three classes that provide an introduction to Triple P positive parenting strategies.

Brief Individual Sessions - Quick tips and coaching from a trained Triple P practitioner in 1-4 brief one-on-one sessions.

Soon to come! Triple P Workshops - One-time classes on specific parenting topics such as preventing tantrums, encouraging your child's self-esteem, dealing with fears, lying, etc.


What Triple P Teaches

The Triple P program is built on five principles of positive parenting:

  1. Ensuring a safe, interesting environment

  2. Creating a positive learning environment

  3. Using assertive discipline

  4. Having realistic expectations

  5. Taking care of yourself as a parent

Triple P offers parenting information and tips in four main areas:

  1. Developing positive relationships

  2. Encouraging desirable behavior

  3. Teaching children new behaviors and skills

  4. Managing misbehavior


Whether you want a quick tip on how to handle a specific issue, some ideas on how to promote your child's development, or help with more complex family issues, a trained practitioner can tailor Triple P to suit your needs.

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For Providers


What is Triple P?

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is one of the world's most effective parenting programs. With more than 30 years of ongoing research, Triple P is one of the few evidence-based parenting programs. There are more than 230 trials and studies around the world showing that it works - regardless of culture, country or individual situation. Triple P has helped more than 6 million children and their families in more than 20 countries around the world.


Why Triple P?

Triple P supports parents in raising confident, healthy children.

Triple P gives parents the practical skills they need to build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

Triple P doesn't tell people how to parent, rather it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

Triple P also recognizes that one size doesn't fit all. It's a system that offers increasing levels of support to meet parents' different needs.


Who should be trained in Triple P?

Maternal and child health nurses, private practice or community mental health providers, home visitors, family physicians, pediatricians, child care workers, teachers, children’s special services counselors, school counselors,  and allied health professionals who work with children in the age range of 0-5. Triple P is designed for outside of this age range, however, this grant focuses on early childhood.


What is my time commitment?

Training is a 5 day commitment. It is 3 days in a row initially, then about 1 month later you do pre-accreditation and one month from pre-accreditation you do accreditation. Each day is approximately 8-5.

Once accredited, you will use Triple P with your 0-5 population and you will do 2 seminars each year.

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Next Training Session Coming Fall of 2018

Triple P (positive parenting program) is offered through the MU School of Medicine with funding provided by the Boone County Children’s Services Board. Training is free of charge because of this funding. Limited number of spots available. Reserve your spot today!