Here to support your family

We are pleased to be the intake centre for Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) in North Hastings.

You can reach our Triple P intake staff directly at 613.332.0179.


What Is Triple P?

Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program'

Triple P aims to build positive behaviours in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children. Triple P is really a whole “system” of support for parents because it is designed to offer as much or as little help as parents may want. From reading a Tip Sheet on a particular problem, to attending a Seminar or Group Course, or taking individual sessions to address more serious issues, Triple P offers a program tailored for each parent.

While Triple P is almost always successful in improving child behaviour problems, more than half the program's emphasis is on developing positive attitudes, skills and behaviour. This helps prevents problems from arising, and promotes family relationships that encourage children to reach their full potential.

Triple P was developed and scientifically proven over 25 years by Dr. Matt Sanders, Professor of Clinical Psychology, and his colleagues at the University of Queensland's Parenting and Family Support Centre. Dr. Sanders has gained international recognition for his research on the role of parenting in the prevention and treatment of behaviour problems in children. Triple P is now being used in many countries around the world. Triple P continues to be constantly researched as it is introduced in new countries.


The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an approach that promotes good communication and strong relationships between parents and children.

At a Triple P session you’ll discover and talk over new ways to build the relationship between you and your child, ways to achieve good behaviour and how to handle misbehaviour, especially when faced with difficult situations. Triple P is a well researched parenting package which creates excellent outcomes for parents and children and it has a successful record with families from minority ethnic groups.


Triple P offers support in the following areas:

Positive Parenting

Supporting your partner - Feeling depressed after the birth of your baby - Being a Parent - Preparing your child for a new baby - Home Safety - Coping with stress


Promoting development - Sleep patterns - Separation anxiety - Crying


Toilet training - Tantrums - Language - Wandering - Sharing - Bedtime problems - Whining - Disobedience - Independent eating - Hurting others


Disobedience 2 - Having visitors - Mealtime problems - Interrupting - Going shopping - Fighting and aggression - -Travelling in the car - Tidying up - Separation problems - Nightmares and night terrors

Primary schoolers

Bedwetting - Chores - Swearing - Self-esteem - Homework - Sport - Fears - Stealing - Creativity - Being Bullied - Behaviour at school - Lying


Smoking - Truancy - Sexual behaviour and dating - Fads and Fashion - Eating Habits - Rudeness and disrespect - Coping with depression - Coping with anxiety - Drinking alcohol - Taking drugs - Money and work - Friends and peer relationships


  • Q: What is Triple P

    Triple P suggests simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference to your family.

    It helps you understand the way your family works and uses the things you already say, think, feel and do in new ways that:
    • Create a stable, supportive and harmonious family.
    • Encourage behaviour you like.
    • Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour.
    • Build positive relationships with your children, so that conflict can be resolved.
    • Plan ahead to avoid or manage potentially difficult situations.
    • Take care of yourself as a parent.
    While Triple P is almost always successful in improving child behaviour problems, more than half its emphasis is on developing positive attitudes, skills and behaviour. This helps prevent problems arising and fosters family relationships that encourage children to realize their full potential. Triple P has been developed and scientifically proven over 30 years by The University of Queensland Parent and Family Support Centre, with international collaboration. The system is widely in use throughout Australia and increasingly, throughout the world.


  • Q: How is it different than other parenting programs?

    The program is based on self-regulation. The goals are for children to develop emotional self-regulation and for parents to become resourceful, independent problem-solvers. As families determine their own particular goals, the program is tailored to suit their aspirations. Practitioners consult and guide through active skills training. Parents decide what they wish to take on.

  • Q: How does it add to programs already in place?

    The focus on prevention and the flexibility of Triple P’s delivery options make it a cost-effective program, offering only as much contact and assistance parents need. It also applies to a broad age range from birth to adolescence.

  • Q: Will it work with all communities/cultures?

    Triple P has been well-received by many different socio economic and cultural groups. All major validation studies have included high-risk, low-income families. Where mixed samples were used, socioeconomic status and parent education levels have not predicted outcome.

  • Q: Does it require a high level of literacy?

    The parent materials are designed for the reading level of an average 11-year-old. Where literacy is a major difficulty, the program uses DVD's and behaviour rehearsal so that it can be delivered without reading material.

  • Q: Why do people seek help with parenting?

    People seek help with parenting for a number of reasons and for a variety of problems, ranging from day-to-day stress and relationship difficulties to more severe emotional and behaviour problems. Problems can include,
    • Infant problems such as persistent crying or sleeping difficulties
    • Toddler concerns such as tantrums, non-compliance, or mealtime difficulties
    • Preschool difficulties such as aggression, fears, nightmares, or bed-wetting
    • Primary schooler problems such as bullying, low self-esteem, or homework difficulties
    • Teenage behaviour concerns such as dating, peer relationships, depression, or anxiety
    • Problems specific to children with disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, or Downs Syndrome
    • Assessment for learning difficulties or school adjustment problems
    • Concerns with marital conflict or marriage separation
    • Parental depression, anxiety, or stress