Free access to the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program will continue throughout the state for the next three years, thanks to $5.35 million in new funding announced today by the Queensland Government!
A two-year trial of free Triple P in Queensland has been an outstanding success so far, with more than 85,000 parents, grandparents and carers picking up new parenting skills and strategies – which really work.
The new funding means parents of both younger children and teenagers can continue to access specialised Triple P programs for free.
Parents can go to free group or individual sessions, or choose to do a self-paced online program.
Right now parents can go to the “Find Help” tab on www.triplep-parenting.net and choose from more than 60 seminars, discussion groups or group programs across the state.
These sessions are being offered at a huge variety of locations including primary and high schools, early childhood centres, child health centres, and community organisations.
Triple P founder Professor Matt Sanders welcomed the new funding and congratulated all providers and organisations involved in the trial, saying the current generation of Queensland parents can create a new, improved benchmark for parenting in Australia.
“Giving families free, easy access to quality parenting support is the mark of a state that wants to do better by its children, and I applaud the government for its initiative,” he said.
“It’s well documented that children raised in a positive, nurturing environment with consistent rules and strategies to encourage positive behaviour are more likely to grow into well-adjusted adults.
The problem is we don’t all know how to achieve this on a day-to-day basis, especially with the pressures of work and the extra commitments that come with having a family.
“Everybody wins when parents learn how to establish a calm, low-conflict environment at home, where kids know what the boundaries are and what is expected of them and parents feel less stressed.”
Since the two-year trial launched in September 2015, more than 145 agencies and practitioners have partnered with Triple P on the Qld roll-out project, with 726 extra providers now trained to deliver support directly to parents.
This makes the project one of the largest population roll-outs of Triple P anywhere in the world, and the largest ever within a two-year timeframe.