A Dissemination Trial of the Positive Parenting Program to Reduce Child Maltreatment in South Carolina

2014-08-27 03:51:06 | BioPortfolio


This is a population-based evaluation of the effectiveness of the Triple-P-Positive Parenting Program. Triple-P is a system of parenting programs with multiple levels that aims to provide parents with parenting skills and support.


Eighteen counties in the state of South Carolina will be randomized to the dissemination of the Triple-P system or to a waitlist control condition. University of South Carolina staff will train health care professionals in the nine dissemination counties to use the Triple-P parenting programs. Triple-P is a parenting program that uses a tiered system of interventions of increasing strength depending on parents' and children's differing needs, ranging from media and information-based strategies, to two levels of moderate-intensity intervention using a brief consultation format, to two more intensive levels of parent training and behavioral family intervention targeting parenting skills and other family adversity factors such as marital conflict, depression and high levels of parenting stress. The evaluation of the dissemination of Triple-P will rely on two methods: the analysis of aggregate data on child maltreatment, injuries and hospitalizations, and annual surveys of families to examining parenting education, practices, and child behavior.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Child Abuse


Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P)


University of South Carolina
South Carolina
United States




Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Results (where available)

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Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.

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