Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® - Level 4 (Level 4 Triple P)

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About This Program

Target Population: For parents and caregivers of children and adolescents from birth to 12 years old with moderate to severe behavioral and/or emotional difficulties or for parents that are motivated to gain a more in-depth understanding of positive parenting

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 12

Brief Description

Level 4 Triple P is one of the five levels of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® System which is also highlighted on the CEBC. Level 4 Triple P helps parents learn strategies that promote social competence and self-regulation in children as well as decrease problem behavior. Parents are encouraged to develop a parenting plan that makes use of a variety of Level 4 Triple P strategies and tools. Parents are then asked to practice their parenting plan with their children. During the course of the program, parents are encouraged to keep track of their children’s behavior, as well as their own behavior, and to reflect on what is working with their parenting plan and what is not working so well. They then work with their practitioner to fine tune their plan. Level 4 Triple P practitioners are trained to work with parents’ strengths and to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where a parent can continually improve their parenting skills. Level 4 Triple P is offered in several different formats (e.g., individual, group, self-directed, and online). The CEBC evaluated the standard version of Level 4 Triple P as described above and not any other variations (including early teen versions or those for children with developmental delays).

Program Goals:

The overall goal of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program® - Level 4 is:

  • Prevent worsening of severe behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children and adolescents by enhancing the knowledge, skills, and confidence of parents

Specific expected outcomes include:

  • Increase parents’ competence in promoting healthy development and managing common behavior problems and developmental issues
  • Reduce parents’ use of coercive and punitive methods of disciplining children
  • Increase parents’ use of positive parenting strategies in managing their children’s behavior
  • Increase parental confidence in raising their children
  • Decrease child behavior problems (for families experiencing difficult child behavior)
  • Improve parenting partners’ communication about parenting issues
  • Reduce parenting stress associated with raising children

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Triple P America
Phone: (803) 451-2278
Fax: (803) 451-2277

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: September 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2013