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Triple P System

Blueprints Program Rating: Promising

A public health approach to reach all parents in a community to enhance parental competence and prevent or alter dysfunctional parenting practices, thereby reducing family risk factors both for child maltreatment and for children's behavioral and emotional problems.

Initial Training and Technical Assistance

Initial training is offered for 4 levels of the Triple P System. Again, the costs are based upon preparing a site to serve 100,000 families.

Brief Interventions

Level 2 Selected Seminars - 14 courses (20 participants per course) at $11,450 per course = $160,300

Level 3 Primary Care - 20 courses (20 participants per course) at $23,555 per course = $537,900 (includes $66,800 for Pre-Accreditation Cost)

Intensive Intervention

Level 4 Group - 10 courses (20 participants per course) at $26,760 per course = $301,000 (includes $33,400 for Pre-Accreditation Cost)

Level 4 Standard - 7 courses (20 participants per course) at $26,760 per course = $210,700 (includes $23,380 for Pre-Accreditation Cost)

Level 4 Standard Stepping Stones - 1 course (20 participants per course) at $28,815 per course = $32, 155 (includes $3,340 for Pre-Accreditation Cost)

Adjunctive Support

Level 5 Enhanced - 4 courses (20 participants per course) at $20,435 per course = $81,740

Please note.
All prices are exclusive of Sales Tax. Sales Tax will be charged where appropriate at the prevailing rate.
Prices are firm to 31 March 2013, please contact Triple P America (contact.us@triplep.net) for pricing.

Total for Training & Pre-Accreditation Workshops: $1,323,795

Curriculum and Materials

Included in training costs.

Licensing

None.

Other Start-Up Costs

Training costs do not include venue hire, catering or additional travel expenses if the training occurs in a remote location. There may be additional costs related to practitioner travel for training, accreditation and support days.

The time investment by practitioners to familiarize themselves with the program and prepare for accreditation (in addition to attending training, pre-accreditation workshop, and accreditation) is approximately 30½ hours.

A suitably qualified and experienced person should be appointed as project coordinator within the organization.

Ongoing Curriculum and Materials

Implementation resources (such as workbooks and tipsheets) are required for working with families. The cost of these resources to reach 100,000 families in the programs detailed previously is $723,598 (including freight and handling).

Please note.
All prices are exclusive of Sales Tax. Sales Tax will be charged where appropriate at the prevailing rate.
Prices are firm to 31 March 2013, please contact Triple P America (contact.us@triplep.net) for pricing.

Staffing

Triple P is designed to train an existing workforce to deliver the program to parents.

Other Implementation Costs

There could be space costs if the program is not offered space in the sponsor facility or other donated space. If included, the Stay Positive Communications Campaign would cost $3.20 per family per year.

Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance

Clinical Support Days provide an opportunity for practitioners to meet with fellow practitioners to discuss cases, problem solve, plan for future delivery, and receive expert feedback for professional development. Clinical Support Days cost $3,340 each. A phone model is also available.

Agencies/organizations are encouraged to set up peer support groups for their Triple P providers. Individual providers are encouraged to attend peer support groups (in-person or via teleconference when necessary). These peer support groups provide practitioners an opportunity to discuss their current Triple P cases, as well as common process issues that may arise for the group as a whole. It is recommended that practitioners use the self-regulatory approach in discussion of cases and process issues.

Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation

All Triple P programs are structured around robust resources that guide the practitioner to deliver programs in a consistent and coherent way. These include manuals for the practitioner with comprehensive session guides, video examples to be shown to parents at pre-determined times during each program, and parent workbooks and tip sheets that provide exercises and discussions designed to ensure parents receive the programs as they were designed and evaluated.

Session checklists are provided for each Triple P intervention and can be utilized by practitioners to monitor their own fidelity to the program, and agencies/organizations that are leading Triple P rollouts in communities may also collect these measures from practitioners as a measure of fidelity to the program. Practitioners and organizations are encouraged to use the checklists to assist in their self-regulation and continuous quality improvement

External fidelity checks may be seen as expensive and intrusive and are not routinely offered. Agencies are also encouraged to identify local sources of expertise in conducting independent evaluations of program outcomes on a larger scale. Triple P America does not typically undertake such evaluations but can assist in identifying suitable research groups if requested.

Ongoing License Fees

None.

Year One Cost Example

To summarize the costs above, which represent the Year One investment in a Triple P Program serving 100,000 families, see below:

Training courses
$1,323,795
Implementation costs
$723,598
Stay Positive Communications Campaign
$320,000

Total Year One Cost
$2,367,393

The total dollar value of $2,367,393 represents a cost of $23.67 per family in a community serving 100,000 families. All prices are exclusive of Sales Tax, to be charged where appropriate at the prevailing rate. Prices are firm to 31 March 2013, please contact Triple P America (contact.us@triplep.net) for pricing.