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The University of Queensland and its main research commercialisation company, UniQuest, congratulate Triple P International on the opening of Australia’s first dedicated Triple P parenting centre in Brisbane yesterday (Wednesday 24 November).

The Centre, located at Indooroopilly, will provide an expansion of services offered by the international award-winning Triple P-Positive Parenting Program.

Families will have access to a range of evidence-based programs, sessions and therapies to help restore calm and order at home, so everyone can enjoy life more.

UQ’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Manager of Innovation and Commercial Development, Mr Joe McLean said the new Centre is a testament to the outstanding achievements of Triple P International.

“From humble beginnings in UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre, I have watched Triple P grow from strength to strength.

“This new Centre represents another milestone for Triple P International in meeting the demand for advice on how to reduce family stress levels and raise confident, resilient children.

“It’s wonderful to see such support being offered to the community,” he said.

UniQuest’s Managing Director, David Henderson, also acknowledged Triple P’s success.

“The Triple P story is one of the most explicit examples of how packaging innovations from the Social and Behavioural Sciences and taking them to the rest of the world along a commercialisation path can make a real difference to people’s lives,” Mr Henderson said.

“We congratulate Triple P International on this milestone and their commitment to families in Brisbane and around the world.”

In addition to the world-acclaimed Triple P-Positive Parenting Program and individual therapy sessions, the purpose-built Triple P Centre offers an innovative program for parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, called Secret Agent Society.
As well as help with everyday parenting issues, support is available at the Centre for families affected by more complex disorders and problems such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, autism, anxiety, obesity, bullying and low self-esteem.

  • Triple P is used in more than 20 countries around the world including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Curacao, Switzerland, Austria, Romania and Sweden. Its programs have now been translated into 17 languages and so far have helped an estimated six million families.
  • Over the past four years, more than 1700 health care professionals and educators in Brisbane have received Triple P training, which has helped an estimated 45,000 families develop better parenting skills. On a state level, 3800 people have been trained in Triple P, reaching an estimated 98,000 families while nationally the figure is 7000, reaching an estimated 184,000 families.