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Paper Update: Irish population trial shows improvements in intervention communities 21st May, 2018

Paper Update: Irish population trial shows improvements in intervention communities Results of the Irish population trial published show positive effects for Triple P communities. Results show children in the intervention sample experienced lower total difficulties, emotional symptoms, and conduct problems than children in the comparison sample, and they were less at risk of scoring [...]

Highlights from Helping Families Change Conference 30th Mar, 2018

Inspired by HFCC keynote Emada Tingrides? Watch the Netflix documentary "A Week In Watts" about her work. Watch the preview below. [...]

The Power of Positive Parenting 1st Edition 9th Feb, 2018

For the first time 40 years of Triple P research and application has been brought together in a single text. The Power of Positive Parenting comprises chapters by researchers from around the world with the view to being a text that can help every practitioner, researcher and policy maker wanting to improve [...]

2018 Helping Families Change Conference Update 17th Nov, 2017

2018 Helping Families Change Conference Update Presenters have been notified for the 2018 Helping Families Change Conference (HFCC) and registration is now open. Visit the HFCC website to register now. [...]

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health 4th Aug, 2017

Professor Karen Hughes from the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Bangor University, along with colleagues, have recently released a systematic review and meta-analysis of 37 studies exploring the effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health. Click here to download or view the [...]

2016 PFSC annual report now available to download 28th Jul, 2017

The 2016 Parenting and Family Support Centre annual research report is now available to download. The report highlights the broad range of research activities, media and community engagement, funding, and student achievements that have occurred throughout the last year. Download the 2016 PFSC research [...]

HFCC 2018: Call for Abstracts 25th Jul, 2017

The bi-annual Helping Families Change Conference is scheduled for 28th February to 2nd March, in Sonoma County, California. This year’s theme is Promoting Children’s Development and Well-being through Evidence-based Parenting Support Programs. With great pleasure, the committee invites submissions [...]

2017 Early Career Research Award and Practice Award Nominations Now Open 21st Jul, 2017

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 Early Career Research Award and the Practice Excellence Award. These awards are designed to recognize individuals who have exhibited excellence and innovation in implementing Triple P, or contributing to the scientific basis of Triple [...]

19th Annual Helping Families Change Conference 26th May, 2017

19th Annual Helping Families Change Conference Save the date! The 19th Helping Families Change Conference will be held in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California, USA from 28th February to 2nd March 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Sonoma Valley, traditional home of the Miwok, Pomo and Wintun peoples, and an area considered the birthplace of [...]

Triple P featured in special issue of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 24th Mar, 2017

A special issue of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review (Vol 20, Issue 1) has been released. This issue includes an article titled "Achieving Population-Level Change Through a System-Contextual Approach to Supporting Competent Parenting", discussing Triple P in the context of a public health approach [...]

Happy Holidays! 24th Dec, 2016

Positive results from fifteen-year follow-up study for Group Triple P 21st Dec, 2016

A 15-year follow-up of a Group Triple trial in Perth, Western Australia, suggests Triple P contributed to long-term improvements in literacy and numeracy for primary school children and better attendance for high-schoolers. To read more, head to this post on our blog. [...]

Baby Triple P: A review of the evidence and next steps 31st Oct, 2016

Dr. Alina Morawska from UQ's Parenting and Family Support Centre provides an insightful overview of the current state of the evidence for parenting programs targeting the first three years of life, including Baby Triple P, in the PFSC blog. Read more about the next steps for research around Baby Triple [...]

Creating change for migrant families: Kathryn Monty 21st Oct, 2016

Creating change for migrant families: Kathryn Monty Parenting and Family Support Centre PhD student Kathryn Monty is working to help recently settled migrant and refugee families adjust and cope with the challenges of resettlement. Watch the video above to find out more. [...]

Call for Abstracts for the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) annual conference is now open 14th Oct, 2016

The Society for Prevention Research conference is taking place in Washington May 30- June 2, 2017. The call is now out for papers, posters and pre-conference workshop abstracts. Interested researchers can access more details here. [...]

Helping Families Change Conference in 2018 14th Oct, 2016

Just a reminder that the Helping Families Change Conference has moved to a bi-annual schedule. This means there is no conference in 2017. We look forward to seeing you in 2018. [...]

Can parenting help post disaster? 12th Oct, 2016

A new paper in Brief Psychiatry Reports by Cobham and colleagues reviews the under-researched area of the impact of parenting post disaster. If you have access to the journal here, here is a link to the paper. [...]

Is Triple P appropriate across cultures? 7th Oct, 2016

Adding to the literature on the cultural acceptability of Triple P across cultural context and in low resource settings is a new paper by Meija, Ulp and Calam. The paper "Preventing interpersonal violence in Panama: Is a parenting intervention developed in Australia culturally appropriate?" was just [...]

The impact of parent self-stigma 1st Oct, 2016

All parents want to do the best they can but what happens we they fail to meet the "good parent" ideal? Interesting research by Eaton, Oha, Stritzke and Corrigan coming out of the University of Western Australia is examining the role of self-stigma in parents. For more information click here. [...]

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and why are they important? 24th Sep, 2016

Dr Randy Ahn writes about the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and how parenting can make a difference in reducing risk. To download or read the article, click here. [...]

5 year outcomes available for Santa Cruz Implementation 15th Sep, 2016

The report for the five years of Triple P implementation in Santa Cruz as a First Five program are now out. This report outlines the impact of the 5 year implementation of Triple P programs for parents of children from birth to 16 years. Results indicate Triple P is responsive to the needs of diverse [...]

HFCC 2016: Call for Abstracts 21st May, 2015

HFCC 2016: Call for Abstracts Come join us in the beautiful town of Banff! The 18th Annual Helping Families Change Conference will be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada on 3 – 5 February 2016. Banff is one of the most precious, protected places in the world. It offers the chance to experience the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains, [...]

2016 Helping Families Change Conference in Banff 14th Apr, 2015

2016 Helping Families Change Conference in Banff The Helping Familes Change Conference is being help in beautiful Banff in 2016. Abstract submissions will open in May so now is the time to start thinking about submitting a symposium. Check our member list to see who is interested in similar research areas as you. [...]

Ireland Population Report Available 4th Dec, 2014

Ireland Population Report Available The report from the recent population evaluation in Ireland is now available. The work, sponsored by Atlantic Philanthropies, provided a range of Triple P programs of various intensities to parents in the Longford Westmeath counties in the Irish Midlands. These counties were then compared to counties [...]

Abstract submissions for 2015 HFCC extended 2nd Sep, 2014

Abstract submissions for 2015 HFCC extended Abstract submissions for the 2015 Helping Families Change Conference in Amsterdam have been extended until Sunday the 14th September. Abstracts are being accepted into two streams. Stream one is empirical research (e.g., randomised controlled trials, survey research, mixed methods research – both qualitative [...]

Triple P Research blog launched 30th Jul, 2014

Triple P Research blog launched The Triple P Research Team has launched a research and policy blog. The blog is aimed at a wide range of readers including researchers, policy makers, government, practitioners and even parents. The blog aims to keep readers up to date with the latest work from some of the world's leading researchers [...]

May 2014 newsletter 31st May, 2014

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New measure for work and family conflict available 18th May, 2014

A new measure of work and family conflict is available which has been validated for use with parents. The Work and Family Conflict Scale (WAFCS – "Wafcuss") is a 10-item measure assessing both levels of work-to-family and family-to work conflict. As shown in the published article it has very good [...]

April 2014 newsletter 29th Apr, 2014

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March 2014 newsletter 31st Mar, 2014

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16th Annual Helping Families Change Conference 11th Mar, 2014

16th Annual Helping Families Change Conference The 16th annual Helping Families Change Conference recently held in beautiful Sydney was a success with almost 380 delegates from 21 countries and 6 continents represented. The quality of keynotes and presentations was very high. In case you missed any sessions the slide presentations from most sessions [...]

Journal of Adolescent Health Special Issue 10th Mar, 2014

The Journal of Adolescent Health recently published a special issue on "Interrupting Child Maltreatment Across Generations Through Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships". The issue includes four important longitudinal studies on intergenerational patterns of violence: The Environmental Risk Longitudinal [...]

Triple P Endnote Library now available 12th Feb, 2014

Triple P Endnote Library now available For those researchers who use the endnote referencing system we have made available a Triple P endnote library. The library includes Triple P relevant references and papers (both published and some unpublished) which will make it easier to reference Triple P papers. Where possible we have included author's [...]

Professor Alan Hayes heads to Sydney for the 16th annual Helping Families Change Conference 3rd Dec, 2013

Professor Alan Hayes heads to Sydney for the 16th annual Helping Families Change Conference One of the Australia's leading child and family researchers will advocate the need for a more balanced approach in evidence-based intervention at the Helping Families Change Conference in Sydney next year. Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies Prof Alan Hayes will point out that researchers [...]

Early Career Research Award Nominations Now Open 18th Sep, 2013

Nominations are now open for the Triple P Research Network Early Career Research Award. This award aims to recognize research which exhibits excellence and innovation contributing to the scientific basis of Triple P. Nominations for this award close on the 22nd November 2013. The successful recipient [...]

WHO Violence Prevention report 16th Sep, 2013

The WHO Violence Prevention alliance and partners have released a new document focusing on the role of parenting programs in violence prevention with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. The document "Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programs" is available for download [...]

First Triple P Groups Delivered in Africa 30th May, 2013

First Triple P Groups Delivered in Africa In May 2013 the very first Triple P groups were delivered in Africa! The groups were held in Nairobi, Kenya as a part of research conducted by the Parenting in Africa Network in collaboration with the Parenting and Family Support Centre at UQ. The project aimed to assess the cultural acceptability and [...]

Abstracts Open: Helping Families Change Conference 2014 1st May, 2013

Abstracts Open:  Helping Families Change Conference 2014 Abstracts are open for the 16th Helping Families Change conference being held in Sydney, Australia in February 19-21, 2014. More information on the submission process as well as last year's presentations can be found on the official conference website: http://helpingfamilieschange.org/ [...]

Triple P in Panama 8th Feb, 2013

Triple P in Panama PhD researcher Anilena Meija has completed the first trial of Level 3 Triple P Discussion Groups in a developing country. The results indicate that parents in Panama benefited from the program with moderate to large effect sizes being observed. The work has significant implications for a public health [...]

The Helping Families Change Conference hits LA 7th Feb, 2013

The Helping Families Change Conference hits LA The annual Helping Families Change Conference highlights Triple P research from around the world. For the first time in 2013 it is being held in the United States. The conference is being held at the Omni hotel in Los Angeles on 13-15 February. Keynote speakers include Professor David Kirp, Professor [...]