Group Triple P – Child Behavior Management
- What is Group Triple P? - Group Triple P is a broad-based parenting intervention delivered over four weeks for parents of children from birth to 5 years old who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills. Parents may be interested in promoting their child’s development and potential or they may have concerns about their child’s behavioral problems. The program involves four (2 hour) group sessions. Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the causes of child behavior problems, setting specific goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage misbehavior and plan for high-risk situations. Then there is one (15 to 30 minute) individual telephone consultation to assist parents with independent problem solving while they are practicing the skills at home.
- What is covered in sessions with parents?
- Session 1: Positive parenting. This session provides parents with an introduction to what is positive parenting, why children behave as they do and how to set goals for change. Parents submit a completed assessment booklet at the beginning of this session.
- Session 2: Helping children develop. During this session, the practitioner discusses how to develop good relationships with children, how to encourage good behavior, and the four strategies for how parents can teach their children new skills and behaviors.
- Session 3: Managing misbehavior. The practitioner offers additional strategies to assist parents with managing misbehavior during this session. Parents will also learn to develop parenting routines to promote compliance and manage non-compliance from their children. They have an opportunity to rehearse these routines during the session.
- Session 4: Planning ahead. This session covers family survival tips, identifying high-risk situations that still cause concern, how to develop planning ahead routines to promote good child behavior in high risk situations (e.g., shopping, learning how to take turns, fighting with siblings, getting ready for school). Parents also prepare for their telephone consultations during this session.
Phone Consultation/Close: During the telephone consultation the practitioner provides feedback from initial assessments that the family completed and then uses the self-regulatory feedback model to help parents review their implementation of planning ahead routines for their high-risk situations. From this, parents set goals for further refinement of their routines, if needed. Facilitator will help parents review progress, look at ways to maintain changes and plan for the future, and to close the program. If necessary, referral options are discussed.