Triple P International is inviting Queensland’s health and family services professionals to apply for free training in proven strength-based parenting support that is responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Backed by the Queensland Government, Triple P’s free training offer is for professionals who offer support services to Queensland families at no charge. The training will enable them to deliver evidence-based parenting programs in their local communities. The offer includes ongoing access to Triple P resources to help with program delivery and gives practitioners a qualification through the Triple P accreditation process.
A course highlight is Group Indigenous Triple P, a group program aimed at supporting the healthy development and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The materials and content were created in close consultation with Elders, parents and carers from First Nations communities. Triple P also provides Indigenous implementation consultants to help practitioners deliver the program in a culturally informed way.
Triple P International Country Director, Carol Markie-Dadds, said that with continued state government funding, Triple P is encouraging every eligible agency and practitioner in Queensland to train in the world’s most evidence-based parenting program, including those supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
“The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s easy for our trained practitioners to tailor services to meet families’ diverse needs with culturally-adapted resources, one-to-one sessions, one-off small or large groups, or more intensive multi-week programs delivered individually or in groups,” Ms Markie-Dadds said.
“Triple P is proven to assist vulnerable and complex families – including those with a trauma history and parents living with mental illness.
“We offer specific courses for practitioners working with families whose children have anxiety or disabilities, and we provide agencies with implementation support to help integrate Triple P into their usual service provision,” she said.
Around 1,800 practitioners in Queensland have already benefited from free government-funded Triple P training, gaining new skills and experiencing tangible results in their work.
“There are many First Nations-led organisations drawing on Triple P to support their families,” Ms Markie-Dadds said.
“We are partnering with family and wellbeing services across the state from the Sunshine Coast to the Torres Strait to deliver Triple P.”
Triple P International is very proud of its relationship with First Nations partners and would like to see all health and family services professionals working with First Nations families to access this free training, if eligible.
How to Enrol
If you’re an agency with 10 or more practitioners, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Triple P staff will help you access the right training for your team at a time and place suitable to you.
Individual practitioners can enrol online anytime via the training portal. Please indicate that you wish to participate in the government-funded training.
Training portal: www.triplep.net/provider-training-find-a-course