Group Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

Triple P Groups are 9-week evidence-based, educationally-focused parenting groups for parents/caregivers of children (ages 0-12) and youth (ages 12 – 16). Triple P Groups are designed for parents/caregivers with concerns about their child/teen’s behaviour or who wish to learn a variety of parenting skills that will promote their child/teen’s development and potential.

The 9-week group includes six two-hour virtual or in-person group sessions, and three weekly fifteen-minute phone consultations by child and youth mental health professionals accredited in Triple P. At Group Triple P, parents/caregivers are given tips and suggestions to suit the needs of their family. It is a great chance to meet other parents in similar situations with similar concerns. Through the use of video clips, problem-solving discussions, skill-building exercises and goal-focused approaches, parents/caregivers will learn how the strategies work in real life and are given the tools needed to start positive parenting right away.

Goals of the Program:

  • To assist parents/caregivers to build strong, healthy relationships with their children/youth
  • To help parents/caregivers develop effective strategies for dealing with a variety of child and adolescent issues
  • To provide parents/caregivers with the confidence and skills to be self-sufficient to manage problems independently
  • To deliver the exact amount of support a parent/caregiver needs (enough but not too much)
  • Provide parents/caregivers an opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations with similar concerns

Inclusionary Criteria:

  • Residents of Peel
  • Parents/caregivers of children and youth ages 0 – 12 & 12-17
  • Parents/caregivers who have expressed concerns about their child/youths’ behavioural difficulties at home and in the community, and who require support and training in positive parenting
  • Parents/caregivers who want to build strong, healthy relationships with their children/youth
  • Parents/caregivers able to consistently participate in a 9-week parenting course
  • Families may be receiving service from other service providers who determine group will complement such service

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • Parents/caregivers who are actively suicidal, homicidal or in need of immediate crisis stabilization
  • When the safety of the facilitator and/or group members cannot be ensured

Referral Sources:

  • Self-referrals
  • Community Service Providers
  • Peel CAS
  • Peel School Boards
  • Hospitals
  • Youth Justice Services

Referral Process:

Parents/caregivers can make a self-referral by calling at 905.451.4655.

Partner organizations and AYSP staff working with clients who meet eligibility requirements can make a referral to Group Triple P via the Internal Transfer Protocol.

Peel Children’s Aid workers forward referrals to the designated Peel Children’s Aid Supervisor. These are then sent to AYSP’s Intake Specialist.

The Triple P Program Supervisor is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the referral process or program criteria.