Triple P Provider Training Options

Level

Triple P Provider Training Course

Pre-Requisites

Target Practitioners

Target Population

2

Selected Triple P

Any one other level of Triple P

Psychologists, family counsellors, social workers, parent
educators, nurses and other allied health professionals.  Facilitation skills
for large groups also essential.

All parents interested in information about promoting their
child’s development.

Selected Teen Triple P
(not available at this time)

Any one other level of Triple P

Psychologists, family counsellors, social workers, parent
educators, nurses and other allied health professionals.  Facilitation skills
for large groups also essential.

All parents interested in information about promoting their
child’s development.

3

Primary Care Triple P

Nil

Maternal and child health nurses, community health nurses,
public health nurses, health visitors, family physicians, paediatricians, child care
workers, teachers, children’s special services counsellors, school counsellors
and allied health professionals.

Parents with specific concerns about their child’s
behaviour or development who require consultations or active skills training.

Primary Care Teen Triple P

(not available at this time)

Nil

Maternal and child health nurses, community health nurses,
public health nurses, health visitors, family physicians, paediatricians, child care
workers, teachers, children’s special services counsellors, school counsellors
and allied health professionals.

 

4

Group Triple P

Nil

Psychologists, family counsellors, social workers, parent
educators, nurses, community mental health workers and other allied health professionals.

Parents who need intensive training in positive parenting
skills – typically parents of children with more severe behaviour problems.

Group Teen Triple P
(not available at this time)

Nil

Psychologists, family counsellors, social workers, parent
educators, nurses, community mental health workers and other allied health professionals.

 

Standard Triple P

Nil

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family counsellors,
school counsellors and behaviour management teachers.

 

Stepping Stones Triple P

Nil

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, Special Education
Teachers, children’s special services counsellors and family counsellors.

Families of children up to age 12 with disabilities, who
have (or are at risk of developing) behavioural or emotional disorders.

5

Enhanced Triple P

Standard Triple P
Stepping Stones Triple P
Group Triple P

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, community
mental health workers and family counsellors.

Parents of children with concurrent child behaviour problems
and family dysfunction, such as parental depression or stress or conflict between partners.

Pathways Triple P

Group Triple P
Standard Triple P
Stepping Stones Triple P

Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and family
counsellors.

Parents at risk of mistreating their children.  Targets
anger management problems and other factors associated with abuse.

Level 2 Triple P Training

An increasingly popular Triple P prevention/early intervention strategy is to hold informational seminars
with large groups of parents. Are you comfortable in delivering seminars to groups of twenty
or more parents at a time? Do you have previous training in Triple P? If so, this course
may be of interest to you.

SELECTED TRIPLE P PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE
(one day training and one-half day accreditation)

This 1 ½ day course (one day training and one-half day accreditation) provides an overview
of each of three introductory parenting seminars aimed at parents of children up to 12 years
of age. This training is recommended for practitioners who conduct seminars. The
Power of Positive Parenting, Raising Confident, Competent Children and Raising Resilient Children
introduce positive parenting principles and building blocks for raising confident and resilient
children, as part of providing prevention/early intervention services. This course is
recommended for nurses, teachers, child care directors, social workers, psychologists, and
allied health professionals who are experienced in the delivery of group programs.

Pre-requisites: Any one of the Triple P Provider Training courses
(Group, Standard, Primary or Stepping Stones).

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • design a parenting seminar environment that encourages learning
  • demonstrate familiarity and competence in a range of teaching strategies and presentation
    skills for large group parent seminars
  • demonstrate a sound understanding of Triple P parenting strategies and principles
  • be familiar with group dynamics and common process issues, for the conducting of parenting
    seminars
  • identify parents and children needing more intensive intervention
  • be aware of appropriate referral procedures

Level 3 Triple P Training

Training courses are offered for the delivery of Primary Care Triple P (a brief individual
intervention for families with children up to 12 years of age).

PRIMARY CARE TRIPLE P PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE

(two days training and one-half day accreditation)

This level of training is for practitioners who regularly offer advice and support to parents
during brief consultations carried out in the course of providing routine child health surveillance
and care. This course is recommended for public health nurses, home visitors, general
practitioners, child care workers, guidance counsellors, teachers, children’s special
services counsellors and allied health professionals.

This 2 ½  day course (two days training and one-half day accreditation) provides
an overview of common developmental and behavioural problems in children, strategies for promoting
children’s competence and positive approaches to behaviour management. In addition,
participants receive training in consultation skills, to help practitioners deliver brief,
effective, time-limited interventions.

Pre-requisites: None.

At the conclusion of the course, participants should have skills and knowledge in the following
areas:

  • early detection and effective management of child behaviour problems
  • core principles of positive parenting and behaviour change
  • specific positive parenting strategies for promoting children’s development
  • effective parent consultation
  • identifying signs that more intensive intervention is required
  • appropriate referral procedures

Level 4 Triple P Training

Level 4 training courses are offered for the delivery of Standard Triple P (an individual
intervention for families with children up to 12 years of age). Group Triple P (a parenting
skills training group program for parents with children up to 12 years of age), Group Teen
Triple P (a parenting skills group program for parents with teenagers) and Stepping Stones
Triple P (an early intervention program for families of children up to 12 years of age with
disabilities who currently have – or are at risk of developing – behavioural and
emotional disorders).

GROUP TRIPLE P (Level 4) PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE

(three days training and one-half day accreditation)

Group Triple P is a general parenting skills program for families with children up to 12 years
of age. Practitioner training for delivery of group Triple P (5 x 2 hour sessions plus
3 x 20 minute telephone consultations) is recommended for psychologists, family counsellors,
social workers, parent educators, nurses and other allied health professionals who want to
deliver an active, skills-training, group program to parents.

This 3 ½ day course (three days training and one-half day accreditation) provides training
in the delivery of behavioural family intervention in a group format and includes suggestions
for managing group processes.

Pre-requisites: None.

On completion of this course, participants should have knowledge and skills in the following
areas:

  • application of key parenting strategies to a broad range of target behaviours
  • strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance of behaviour change
  • use of active skills-training strategies in a group format
  • group dynamics and common process issues
  • telephone support consultations with parents
  • identifying signs that more intensive intervention is required
  • appropriate referral procedures

STANDARD TRIPLE P (Level 4) PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE
(three days training and one-half day accreditation)

The Standard Triple P (Level 4) training course is recommended for practitioners who have
the qualifications/experience and capacity to deliver intensive interventions (10 x 1 hour
sessions) that focus on parent-child interactions, the application of parenting skills to a
broad range of target behaviours, and the use of generalisation-enhancement strategies to promote
parental autonomy. This training course is recommended for psychologists, psychiatrists,
social workers, family counsellors, school counsellors, behaviour management teachers and other
allied health professions who regularly consult with parents about child behaviour.

This 3 ½ day course (three days training and one-half day accreditation) provides participants
with a rationale and background so they may conduct behavioural intervention in families. It
also offers techniques and materials for helping parents successfully respond to a broad range
of childhood behaviour problems.

Pre-requisites: None.

On completion of this course, participants should have knowledge and skills in the following
areas:

  • early detection and effective management of child behaviour problems and an understanding
    of the risk and protective factors operating within families
  • core principles of positive parenting and behaviour change
  • advanced assessment of child and family functioning
  • application of key parenting strategies to a broad range of target behaviours
  • strategies for promoting the generalization and maintenance of behaviour change
  • identifying signs that more intensive intervention is required
  • appropriate referral procedures

COMBINED GROUP/STANDARD (LEVEL 4) TRIPLE P PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE
(five days training and one day accreditation)

This 6 day course (five days training and one day accreditation) combines the content of both
the Standard and Group Triple P courses into one week-long course. The content, goals and learning
are similar to those described above.

Pre-requisites: None.

STEPPING STONES TRIPLE P PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE
(three days training and one-half day accreditation)

Stepping Stones Triple P is an early intervention strategy for families of children with disabilities
who currently have (or are at risk of developing) behavioural and emotional disorders. It
is particularly useful for families who also have difficulty adjusting to their child’s
disability. It is equivalent to Standard Triple P (mentioned above) and involves 8 – 10
sessions with the family. This training course is recommended for psychologists, psychiatrists,
social workers, family counsellors, school guidance counsellors, behaviour management teachers,
children’s special services counsellors and other allied health professionals who regularly
consult with parents about child behaviour.

This 3 ½ day professional training course (three days training and one-half day accreditation)
provides participants with a rationale and background to help them conduct behavioural intervention
with families of children who have a disability.

Pre-requisites: None.

On completion of this course, practitioners should have knowledge and skills in the following
areas:

  • early detection and effective management of child behaviour problems
  • an understanding of the risk and protective factors operating within families
  • core principles of positive parenting and behaviour change
  • advanced assessment of child and family functioning
  • application of key parenting strategies to a broad range of target behaviours
  • strategies for promoting generalization and maintenance of behaviour change
  • identifying signs that more intensive intervention is required
  • appropriate referral procedures

Level 5 Triple P Training

Level 5 Triple P interventions involve the assessment and treatment of multi-problem families,
with interventions tailored to address families’ individual needs. Level 5 training
courses are offered for the delivery of Enhanced Triple P (an individual intervention that
follows on from Level 4 Triple P and addresses additional family risk factors such as parental
adjustment and relationship problems) or Pathways Triple P (an intervention that follows from
Level 4 Triple P and provides a group parenting skills program for parents at risk of mistreating
their children).

Training for Enhanced Triple P requires prerequisite attendance at a Level 4 Triple P provider
training course. Training for Pathways Triple P requires prerequisite attendance at
a Level 4 Triple P provider training course.

ENHANCED TRIPLE P PROVIDER TRAINING COURSE
(two days training and one-half day accreditation)

This training course has been developed for practitioners involved in intensive family intervention
work. The Enhanced Triple P training course is recommended for professionals with appropriate
qualifications and experience in family intervention, such as psychologists, psychiatrists,
social workers and family counsellors.

This 2 ½ day course (two days training and one-half day accreditation) builds on material
presented in Standard Triple P training. It involves training in the assessment and treatment
of multi-problem families. It also involves training in the skills required to provide the
intensive intervention required to address the individual needs of these families. Specifically,
training is provided for partner support, mood management and stress-coping skill interventions
with parents.

Pre-requisites: Completion of Standard Triple P, Group Triple
P or Stepping Stones Triple P (Level 4) training.

On completion of this course, practitioners should have knowledge and skills in the following
areas:

  • assessment of personal and relationship adjustment of parents.
  • specific strategies for improving personal coping skills and reducing parenting stress,
    anger and depression
  • reducing parental conflict, improving parents’ communication skills and promoting
    partner support
  • helping parents develop independent problem solving skills
  • strategies for promoting generalisation and maintenance of behaviour change

PATHWAYS TRIPLE P TRAINING COURSE
(two days training and one-half day accreditation)

Pathways Triple P is a comprehensive parenting intervention for parents at risk of mistreating
their children. Training to deliver this intervention is recommended for professionals
who regularly consult with parents at risk of mistreating their children and who have the capacity
to deliver an extended group program.

This 2 ½ day course (two day training and one-half day accreditation) involves the
handling of parents at risk for mistreating children. It covers the factors associated with
abuse and addresses the common risk factors associated with parents who mistreat children,
such as anger control problems.

Pre-requisites: Completion of Group Triple P, Standard Triple
P or Stepping Stones Triple P (Level 4) training.

On completion of this course, practitioners should have knowledge and skills in the following
areas:

  • advanced assessment of child and family functioning
  • identifying signs that suggest the presence of additional risk factors within families
  • the delivery of interventions targeting additional risk factors, including anger management
    training and cognitive restructuring skills
  • strategies for promoting the generalisation and maintenance of behaviour change

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