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(p. 32) Emergence of a Population Approach to Evidence-Based Parenting Support 

(p. 32) Emergence of a Population Approach to Evidence-Based Parenting Support
(p. 32) Emergence of a Population Approach to Evidence-Based Parenting Support

Matthew R. Sanders

, and Ronald J. Prinz

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date: 05 August 2020

The population approach to parenting support evolved over a period of four decades from its historical roots in behavioral parent training. Impetus for this evolution came from three primary sources: (a) the undoubted success of parent training models based primarily on social learning theory in assisting parents of children with conduct problems; (b) the recognition that traditional ways of delivering parenting programs were reaching few parents; and (c) the success of public health approaches in modifying health risk behaviors. This chapter introduces the Triple P—Positive Parenting Program as a multilevel system of parenting support. We highlight the defining features of the multilevel system, including its logic model and the essential criteria that need to be met for a population approach to work.

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