• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 02nd October, 2009

Parents get positive

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 15th July, 2008

Triple P makes the big leap

Some parenting initiatives have proved they have the potential to reduce bad behavior among target groups of children. But the science of scaling up the effort to create effective public health measures for the benefit of the general population is in its infancy.Now research from Australia just published in the Journal of Primary Prevention suggests a confident step into that bigger arena for Tri…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Wednesday 04th February, 2009

Triple P evidence supports radical rethink on child protection

Most countries have systems for detecting and dealing with concerns about child abuse. Anyone worried that a child may be being harmed can alert a social worker who will judge the best response. It can be anything from deciding that no action is needed to invoking legal powers to remove a child to safer care.It sounds sensible enough. But the benefits will always be limited. There is more child ab…

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  • By Sarah Blower
  • Posted on Wednesday 04th February, 2009

For positive parenting read also positive practice

Triple P originator Matt Sanderss visit to Birmingham, one of the programs key UK pilot sites, has coincided with the publication by the Childrens Society of a report, which, rather as a UNICEF report did two years ago, points to the relatively poor state of UK childrens well-being among Western nations.The Childrens Society has urged UK policy makers, practitioners and the population at large to…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 16th April, 2009

Triple P gets airborne in Tokyo trial

The “airworthiness” in other cultural contexts of evidence-based programs designed in North America, Europe and Australasia is being given a valuable test in Japan where the Triple P parenting program is being trialed.Program designer Matt Sanders has devised a staged approach for the Japanese context, working with colleagues Yuki Matsumoto and Kate Sofronoff from Triple P’s home in Queensla…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 04th June, 2009

Time for a new message on family violence?

There are variations on the theme, but most conflict resolution researchers recognize a model that links exposure to family violence in childhood with conduct disorders in adolescence, substance abuse in early adulthood, and violence in later relationships. Outlined by Miriam Ehrensaft at the Society for Prevention Research conference in Washington, last week, these and other links in the chain o…

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