Evidence-based parenting programs, such as the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, have a strong potential to promote children and their families’ wellbeing. To maximise the benefit and reach of EBPPs, a large multidisciplinary workforce is needed to deliver the programs over time. However, how to predict and more importantly, support the sustained implementation of EBPPs received relatively less attention.

This study involves contacting trained Triple P practitioners to complete an online questionnaire about their program usage, and experiences with different facilitators and barriers. The aims of the current project are 1) to investigate the effect of a range of different factors on the ability of practitioners to deliver Triple P after training; 2) to examine potential mediators in the prediction relationship between different factors and sustained program use; 3) to explore predictors of practitioners who became program advocates. Knowledge gained may then be applied to improve the sustainability of program implementation.

Project members

Tianyi Ma, Dr Cassie Tellegen, and Professor Matt Sanders

Professor Matthew Sanders

Professor and Director, Parent
School of Psychology

Dr Cassandra Tellegen

Curriculum Development Leader

Tianyi Ma

PhD Student
Parenting and Family Support Centre