Triple P for Practitioners

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Werry Workforce Whāraurau provides the national coordination of the training and support of primary and community organisations delivering Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups in four North Island DHB regions.

 

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Becoming a Triple P Practitioner

Triple P Core Levels

The ‘Triple P – Positive Parenting Program’ is a suite of interventions of increasing intensity for parents of children birth to 16 years. Within each level, there is a choice for parents of how they get their positive parenting information. 

Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups - Training Regions

If you work in one of these four DHB regions:

  • MidCentral
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Counties Manukau
  • Waitemata

... and you can deliver Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups, the following information will provide an overview of expectations and next steps.

For training in other Triple P programmes or if you are not working in one of the aforementioned DHB areas, please contact The Triple P Centre to explore training options: info.nz@triplep.net.nz


Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups - Training

MidCentral, Bay of Plenty, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata DHB regions 

Werry Workforce Whāraurau coordinates the training and clinical support of primary care and community practitioners, and along with Triple P New Zealand, provides implementation support to Lead Primary Care Providers, in each of the DHB region.  

The training, and the clinical support following training, along with the implementation support, and resources for use with families, is provided to you free, funded by the Ministry of Health.

Outlined below are the opportunities and expectations when being part of this initiative. 

Opportunities

  • 3-day training in Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups
  • Support preparing for Accreditation
  • Certification as an accredited provider (provided competencies are met) – a Qualification from the University of Queensland
  • Resources for parents
  • Resources to increase community awareness of the programmes
  • Clinical support from expert trainers (1 day and 5x 1-hour meetings)
  • Ongoing support, clinical and implementation, by regional leads
  • Support is tailored to need and includes:
    • Low level support including phone or email support to practitioners on delivery and managers on implementation
    • Intensive support including co-delivery

Expectations

  • Managers meeting with regional leads to discuss organisation readiness and implementation plans 
  • Managers attending a pre-training managers’ briefing
  • Attending all training days
  • Attend pre-accreditation support and accreditation
  • Attend follow up consultation days (at least 1 day) and peer support and supervision (5 x 1-hour sessions). 
  • Distribute promotional material as part of the awareness campaign
  • Deliver the programmes to parents following training
  • Report back to your regional Lead Primary Care Provider on your delivery of the programmes
  • With parents’ consent report to regional Lead Primary Care Provider on parent participation

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What next?

Consider, do you?

  • Have a vision that aligns with that of the initiative?
  • Work with parents/family with children aged 0-12 who want to learn positive parenting strategies?
  • Work with parents who have one to two recently developed concerns about their children’s behaviour and/or development?
  • See parents on repeat occasions to go through Primary Care Triple P?
  • Have the capacity to see groups of parents to deliver two-hour workshops?

Ideal candidates are:

  • Passionate about working with parents and families
  • Value evidence-based programmes
  • Currently and in foreseeable future have the capacity to do this work within their role

Ideal organisations:

  • Provide practitioners time to attend support activities and provide support beginning and then embedding programme delivery
  • Have access to audio-visual equipment and space to deliver the programmes
  • Deliver parent support within their current funding model
  • Have organisation stability
  • The objectives of the initiative fit with the objectives of the organisation

To discuss training to deliver these programmes contact: k.fredell@auckland.ac.nz

To support the initiative in other ways, i.e. awareness campaign support, venues, connections with other programmes contact: k.fredell@auckland.ac.nz

To learn more about training to deliver the Incredible Years, 14-week, group programme contact: coordinator@werryworkforce.org

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Managers

Management and organisation support of trained practitioners is vital to sustained delivery of the programmes and the goal of wide spread improved family wellbeing being realised. Managers of staff training to deliver the programme work with the Lead Primary Care Provider in their region to ensure the correct support mechanisms are in place.

Working with the Lead Agency

  • Meeting prior to and after training to clarify implementation plans and clarify agency and practitioner support needs. 

Supporting the practitioners

  • Support full attendance at the training
  • Support the practitioner to prepare for accreditation by providing enough preparation time
  • Support the practitioner attending follow up support (one full day and five 1-hour peer support and supervision meetings)
  • Contributing to the promotion of the programmes to increase community awareness, de-stigmatising parenting stress and normalising getting help
  • Reporting to the Lead Agency the extent of delivery and with parent consent reporting on parent participation. 

Ideal organisations

  • Have a vision that aligns with that of the initiative
  • Deliver a service working with parents/family/whānau with children aged 0-12 who want to learn positive parenting strategies
  • Deliver services to parents who have one to two recently developed concerns about their children’s behaviour and/or development
  • See parents on repeat occasions to go through Primary Care Triple P programme phases
  • Value evidence-based programmes
  • Provide practitioners time to attend support activities and help them get going with delivery
  • Have access to audio-visual equipment and space to deliver the programmes
  • Deliver parenting support within their current funding model
  • Have organisation stability

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Workshops

Below is a summary of the workshops for those wishing to deliver Triple P in this initiative:

Managers' Briefing

A three-hour meeting where managers meet key support agencies (Werry Workforce Whāraurau, Lead Provider, Triple P) and hear about the research, programmes, and details of the training process. It is a chance for community leaders to network and share ideas. The goal is for managers to have all the information they need required to make a commitment to their organisation’s delivery of the programmes. 
 
Training is best understood to be a process. The ‘training’ starts with the completion of the three-day training, however, the other workshops, pre-accreditation, accreditation, consult events, and starting delivery are all part of training to become a skilled and confident programme deliverer.  

Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups: Three-day training

Days one and two covers the Triple P core principals and strategies and the process of delivering Primary Care Triple P, the third day covers the process of delivering Triple P Discussion Groups. Participants experience a multimodal training including didactic presentations, small and large group work, book work, and behavioural rehearsal. 

Pre-Accreditation

Over this one-day workshop practitioners practise the competencies they are required to demonstrate at their accreditation session. Over the course of the day practitioners receive support and feedback from Triple P trainers to develop their skills and confidence. 

Accreditation

Practitioners meet with a small number of others they have trained with as well as a Triple P trainer. A quiz is submitted and over the course of the meeting practitioners take turns demonstrating core competencies. 

Clinical Consultation Day

A one-day workshop, for a training cohort, delivered approximately 6-months following training. This workshop is delivered by a Triple P trainer. Content includes agenda items brought by participants and topics such as: Assessment, Programme Fidelity and Flexibility, Cultural Diversity, Engaging Hard to Reach Families, and Group Skills. These days are opportunities for practitioners to network as well as problem solve and celebrate and acknowledge the work being done. 

Peer Support and Assisted Supervision meetings 

Over the 6-8 months following accreditation practitioners attend with others from their training cohort five one-hour meetings either face-to-face with a Triple P trainer or over videoconference. Using a supportive process practitioners’ assist each other to reflect and plan their future work with families. The trainers support this process more intensely in the first session and less in subsequent sessions.

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Trained Triple P Practitioners

Trained practitioners in this initiative have access to a range of supports: 

  • Clinical support from Expert trainers
  • Clinical and Implementation support from a Lead Primary Care Provider
  • National coordination from Werry Workforce Whāraurau
  • Access to a password secure webpage which contains:
  1. Clinical Tools
  2. Promotional / Awareness Campaign tools
  3. Q & A with the programme developer Matt Sanders
  4. Mechanism to advertise Discussion Groups to parents and advertise the practitioner's service on the practitioner location map.

If you need support locating the tools available on this site, please contact: l.maughan@auckland.ac.nz 

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