Triple P Article- Prevention of Child Maltreatment
The prevention of child maltreatment necessitates a public health approach. In the U.S. Triple P
System Population Trial, 18 counties were randomly assigned to either dissemination of the
Triple P—Positive Parenting Program system or to the services-as-usual control condition.
Dissemination involved Triple P professional training for the existing workforce (over 600
service providers), as well as universal media and communication strategies. Large effect sizes
were found for three independently derived population indicators: substantiated child
maltreatment, child out-of-home placements, and child maltreatment injuries. This study is the
first to randomize geographical areas and show preventive impact on child maltreatment at a
population level using evidence-based parenting interventions.
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