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The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program© is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs.  It is based on evidence from on-going scientific research, with over 100 trials and studies around the world showing it has benefits regardless of a family’s culture, country, or situation.

Triple P engages, encourages, and empowers parents, building the necessary confidence and skills to raise competent, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships.  It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent behavior problems from occurring in the first place.  Triple P builds upon parents’ existing strengths and teaches them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs, and needs.

Triple P is different because it is not a one-size-fits-all parenting program. Triple P is a multi-level system that offers increasing levels of education and support to meet the varying needs of parents.  It is currently used in 25 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

The Triple P System

What does this project do?
Through a two-year Triple P Capacity Building grant from the Steele Foundation (January 2015 thru December 2016), Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has been able to train and support 40 practitioners from different organizations across the state to provide Triple P services to families on an individual basis (Level 4 Standard Triple P) and in groups of 8-12 parents at a time (Level 4 Group Triple P).  These practitioners are reporting great success with diverse families!

The current project also provides statewide coordination of Triple P activities across multiple organizations, projects, and funding sources.  There are more than 100 local professionals trained to provide Triple P services, and we hope to continue to support expanded capacity to deliver Triple P services.  Through partnerships, linkages, and collaboration, we work to strengthen Arizona’s most valuable resource – our families!

For more information, please contact Cricket Mitchell, PhD, Triple P AZ Coordinator at


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