Backed by research

The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’. Triple P is designed to give anyone taking on a parenting role (including step-parents, foster parents, and grandparents) useful knowledge and skills to help with raising children.

Each Triple P program has been developed through ongoing studies and knowledge about child development and psychology. This evidence-based, university-developed program, created here in Australia, is now supported by more than 35 years of ongoing research:

  • More than 740 Australian and international trials, studies and published papers, including
  • More than 380 evaluation studies, which includes
  • More than 180 randomised controlled trials

And this research continues – so that new specialist programs can continue to be created, and existing programs are refined and updated to meet the needs of today’s families.

The research also includes continually seeking feedback from those who do the programs to track rates of satisfaction, progress, and suggestions.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioural and developmental theory, and research about social and behavioural problems in children. After doing the right Triple P program to meet their needs, families are better able to be self-sufficient and able to manage issues without ongoing support.

You can see the full evidence base here:

Last revised on: Friday, May 5th, 2023