Triple P - Positive Parenting Program®-Variants suitable for home visiting-Model Description

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® (Triple P) is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent and treat behavioral and emotional problems in children from birth through their teenage years. To meet the needs of different families and implementing agencies, the Triple P system includes interventions that increase in intensity across five levels of service. The system also includes a range of delivery methods (such as one-on-one consultations in the home or group seminars) and can be provided by staff from multiple disciplines (including paraprofessionals, counselors, and nurses). The intensity and length of services also vary by intervention. For example, Primary Care Triple P (Level 3) includes approximately four weekly individual consultations of 15 to 30 minutes each, and Enhanced Triple P (Level 5) includes approximately eight weekly individualized sessions, each lasting 60 to 90 minutes.

The HomVEE review is based on studies of programs that provided Triple P services in the home to families with children from birth through age 5 (Triple P–Variants suitable for home visiting).

This report also includes reviews of one module (Child Management Training) of a Level 4 Triple P intervention and a version of an adaptation of Triple P (Standard Stepping Stones Triple P) for children with a disability; both of which are suitable for delivery in the home. During the Child Management Training module, practitioners meet with parents in the home and explain how parents can help teach their children new behaviors using strategies such as descriptive praise and contingent consequences. The practitioner provides verbal and written instruction and models behavior in an effort to teach parents steps intended to modify their child’s behavior. Then, the practitioner observes parent–child interactions and provides verbal feedback and written enrichment materials. (As Triple P was being developed, this module was originally called Instructions + Feedback.) Standard Stepping Stones is an adaptation of Triple P intended specifically for parents of children with disabilities. It provides assessment of parenting strategies and then instruction and support that aim to promote child competencies in social and language skills, emotional skills, independence, and problem solving.

For more information about Triple P–Variants suitable for home visiting, please read the Model Overview.