Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children. It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

This is an evidence-based program!  Learn more…

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Increase parents’ competence in promoting healthy development and managing common behavior problems and developmental issues
  • Increase parental confidence in raising their children

Long Term Outcomes

  • Reduce parents’ use of coercive and punitive methods of disciplining children
  • Increase parents’ use of positive parenting strategies in managing their children’s behavior
  • Decrease child behavior problems (for families experiencing difficult child behaviors
  • Improve parenting partners’ communication about parenting issues
  • Reduce parenting stress associated with raising children

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)
  • Adult (25 - 60)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

    Program Implementers

    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • City of Santa Rosa
    • County of Sonoma Human Services Department
    • County of Sonoma Probation Department
    • First 5 Sonoma County
    • North Bay Regional Center

    Other Funders

    • Ernest L. and Ruby W. Finley Foundation
    • Fred and June MacMurray Foundation
    • Mental Health Services Act