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Effectiveness of the triple P positive parenting program on parenting: A meta-analysis

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Author: Graaf, I. de · Speetjens, P. · Smit, F. · Wolff, M. de · Tavecchio, L.
Type:article
Date:2008
Institution: TNO Kwaliteit van Leven
Source:Family Relations, 5, 57, 553-566
Identifier: 241163
doi: doi:10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00522.x
Keywords: Health · Meta-analysis · Parenting · Parenting program · Triple P

Abstract

Triple P is a parenting program intended to prevent and to provide treatment for severe behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems in children. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of Triple P Level 4 interventions on parenting styles and parental competency. Level 4 is an intensive training program of 8 - 10 sessions for parents of children with more severe behavioral difficulties. The results indicated that the Triple P Level 4 interventions reduced dysfunctional parenting styles in parents and also improved parental competency. These effects were maintained well through time and appear to support the widespread adoption and implementation of Triple P Level 4 interventions that is taking place in an increasing number of countries around the world. © 2008 by the National Council on Family Relations.