- The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence. Triple P is built on a tiered system of five levels of intervention that differs depending on the type, intensity and frequency of parental support required.
- MSF introduced prevention-oriented evidence-based parenting programmes to provide targeted support for parents, especially those with children in the transition years (tweens and teens).
- In 2014, MSF piloted the Triple P programme to parents of Primary 3 and 4, and Secondary 1 and 2 cohorts in 20 schools and subsequently expanded to 50 schools in 2015. More than 5,500 parents have participated in the pilot thus far.
- MSF will continue to offer the Triple P programme to parents, encourage more to participate, and have more schools come on board. The programme has been scaled up to 118 schools in 2016. There are plans to increase the outreach to 175 schools by 2018.
- MSF will also grow the number of trainers trained and accredited in Triple P in tandem with our plans to expand the programme to more schools.
[Please see Annex A for Frequently Asked Questions related to Triple P and the pilot]
Evaluation Study on Triple P Pilot
- MSF carried out an evaluation study on the Triple P Level 2 and 3 programmes with 535 parents.
- Overall, the results showed that Triple P has positive effects on parenting and child outcomes in the Singapore context. This is consistent with international literature reviews on the programme. Parents who completed the programmes reported improvements in four areas:
1. Greater parenting competence
2. Lower parenting stress
3. Improved emotional states
4. Reduced behavioural problems in children.
- In addition, parents who went through Triple P Level 3 showed better parenting and child outcomes compared to Level 2. This could be attributed to the greater intensity of the Level 3 one-to-one consultations.
[Please see Annex B and Annex C for infographic on evaluation study findings and study methodology respectively.]
- There is positive ground feedback from parents who went through the programme, with 80% of parents who attended Level 3 and 90% who attended Level 2 finding the programmes relevant to their parenting needs.
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