The 2012 HFCC was held in Glasgow, Scotland. Over 500 delegates from 16 countries attended the conference from February 8-10. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the very successful Helping Families Change Conference held in Glasgow, 8th – 10th February 2012.

The conference was coordinated by the National Health Service (Scotland). From the NHS:

“We hope you found the conference programme inspiring and we were particularly pleased to have had so many influential speakers presenting at the conference. This, added to the many high quality abstracts received, provided a variety of workshop and symposia presentations offering something for everyone. Of course no conference would have been complete without a superb social programme. We are grateful to the City of Glasgow for hosting the Civic Reception on Wednesday 8th February and on Thursday 9th February delegates enjoyed an entertaining conference dinner held in the unique Old Fruitmarket. We were thrilled that Glasgow hosted the 2012 conference and hope you enjoyed your time in this vibrant city.


Click on the title below to access a particular presentation from the conference. Please note that if any of the presentations are not listed below, then we did not receive permission for these to be made available.

Wednesday 8th February


An Introduction to the Triple P System – Dr Caroline Johnson and Dominic Weston

Working with Hard to Reach Families – Dr Randy Ahn

Engaging Fathers – Dr Margaret Brechman-Toussaint

Topic Specific Parent Discussion Groups – Dr Mark Penman/ Associate Professor Alan Ralph

Plenary Sessions:

Triple P Masterclass – Prof Matthew Sanders

How Can we Widen Acccess to High Quality Parenting Information for Families? – Prof Rachel Calam

Thursday 9th February:

Plenary Sessions:

Opening of Conference – Hilary Third on behalf of Nicola Sturgeon

Triple P in Action: From Clinical Trials to Public Health – Prof Matthew Sanders

Parenting Interventions: Effectiveness Across Contexts and Cultures – Prof Frances Gardener

Evaluation of the Parenting Early Intervention Programme in England – Prof Geoff Lindsay

Parallel Sessions:

A1 Pomoting Programme Fidelity

Staff Uptake of Evidence-based Practice Across Multiple EBPs within a Community Setting – Lindsay Muir

Outcomes of Peer Supervision across Multiple EBPs within a Community Setting – Susan Stern, Lindsay Muir and Gail Hamelin 

 Effective Retention of Vulnerable Families: Libraries, Literacies and Triple P – Bridget Sly and Anne-Marie Burns

 The Pleasure and the Pain: Tensions in Multi-Agency Working and Promoting Programme Fidelity – Kate Kirk

A2 Working with High Risk Families and Parents(1)

Evaluating Workplace Parenting Support: A Randomised, Controlled Trial of a Workplace Triple P Seminar – Divna Haslam

The Development and Evaluation of a Parent-focus Intervention Designed to Address Developmental Language Delay and Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Pre-school Children – Stephen Lockie

Outcomes from a Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluating a Brief Intervention with Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Cassandra Tellegen

The Effectiveness of Interventions for Parents of Children with Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review – Lisa Kidd and Kerri McPherson

A3 Transitions

An Exploration of Midwives’ Views and Practice in Relation to Infant Mental Health within Maternity Services – Lindsay MacDonald

The Effiectiveness of Interventions Designed for the Parents of Adolescents: A Systematic Review of the Literature – Susan Kerr

Roll-Out and Evaluation of play@home Programme in Scotland – Irene Miller and Joyce Waugh

Stronger Together: Working in Partnership to Serve Families Where They Are – Russell Hamilton and John Trainer

A4 Social Marketing and Engagement Issues

The Experience of Implementing a Population Based Approach to Triple P in Glasgow – Mark Feinmann

Health and Parenting Information: Meeting the Needs of all Parents – Kate Woodman

Working in Partnership: Triple P in Social Housing – Lorraine McLaren and Anne Marie Manning

A5 Using Triple P in Conjunction with Other Interventions (1)

Effectiveness of the Primary Care Triple P in Preventive Child Healthcare: A Randomised, Controlled Trial – Edwin Spijkers

Childhood Feeding Difficulties: A Randomised, Controlled Trial of a Group Parenting Intervention – Michelle Adamson

Can Triple P Add on the Effects of Routine Care in a Child Psychiatry Setting? – Inge Glazemakers and Dirk Deboutte

Triple P Discussion Group Series and Stress Control: Creating Synergy in Primary Care – Michael Killoran Ross and Jim White

A6 Different Cultures and Life Stages

The Delivery of Triple P in Prisons – April Montgomery

Bake a Cake and Sit Down with Grandma: Working with Grandparents in Grandparent Triple P – James Kirby

Impact and Acceptability of Group Triple P for Aboriginal Parents in Canada – Carolyn Houlding, Fred Schmidt, Susan Stern, John Jamieson and Darcia Borg

Assessing the Effectiveness, Acceptability and Sustainability of a Culturally-Adapted Evidence-Based Intervention for Indigenous Parents – Karen Turner and Lauren Hodge

A7 Working with high Risk Families and Parents (2)

Parenting Interventions in High Risk Groups – Liz Gilchrist and Tania Loureiro

Group Triple P Provider Training with Students of the Master of Clinical Psychology Program at Braunschweig University – Yvonne Kessemeier and Sylvia Harstick-Koll

Randomised Controlled Trial to the Study the Effectiveness of Lifestyle Triple P: A Childhood Obesity Intervention Aimed at Parents of Overweight Children – Sanne Gerards

Triple P for Parents of Preterm Born Preschoolers: A Randomized, Controlled Trial – Renske Schappin

Friday 10th February

Plenary Sessions:

Parenting Interventions to Reduce Violence – John Carnochan

Recent Advances in Parenting Interventions – Stephen Scott

It’s not a Sprint, it’s a Marathon: Sustaining Quality Family and School Focused Prevention Programming in Communities – Mark Greenberg

Breakout Sessions:

B1 Working with High-Risk Families and Parents (3)

Delivering Triple P Flexibly to Meet the Needs of Families Living in Glasgow – Mary Ann Tanzilli and Liz Lamb

Addressing the Impact of Domestic Abuse on Parenting – Abigail Ogier

Supporting Change with High Risk Families – Geraldine Waugh

What is the Role of Early Years Staff in Addressing Child Poverty? Learning from Healthier, Wealthier Children – James Egan

B2 Using Triple P in Conjunction with Other Interventions (2)

Exploring the Relationship Between Multi-Systematic Therapy (MST) and Triple P as Part of a Population Approach to Improve the Future Life Chances of Children and Young People – Sally Gallacher and Daniel Bachicha

Triple P in Schools: An Overview of the First Two Years of a Strategic Partnership between Education and Triple P Providers – Shawna Lee and Brian Beech

Healthy Happy Brains: Evaluating an Equally Well Test Site – Steven Wray

The Evaluation of Fear-less Triple P: An Intervention for Parents of Anxiety-Disordered Children – Vanessa Cobham and Matthew Sanders


Being with the Parent: Triple P and Self Regulation – Krista Okma and Sandra Hollander


Practitioner Journey: One Year of Triple P in Ireland – Eamonn Farrell, Karen Heavey and Helen Henry


Identifying Problems and Measuring Change in the Whole Population: The Glasgow Experience – Lucy Thompson, Phil Wilson and  Louise Marryat


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B7 Stepping Stones Triple P: Current Research with Parents of Children with Disabilities

Cheri Shapiro

Kate Sofronoff

Felicity Brown

C1 Going to Scale: Large Scale Population-Level Implementation of the Triple P System

Conor Owens

Raziye Salari

Inga Frantz

C2 Health Economic Studies of Triple P as a Population-Based Approach

Anna Sarkadi

Karoline Jeppsson

Raziye Salari

Ron Prinz

C3 Baby Triple P: Evidence of Efficacy and Effectiveness Across Diverse Populations

Carmen Spry

Tania Loueiro

Jessica Ahern

Anja Wittowski

C4 Research Agendas for Establishing Parenting Programmes in Low and Middle Income Countries

Catherine Ward

Frances Gardner

Rachel Calam

Jacquie Brown

C5 Implementation: What We Need to Focus On To Get It Right

Brenda Renz

Catherine Lee

Marita Brack

C6 Triple P in the Community: Innovative Approaches to Reaching Families and Responding to Need

Karen Turner

Carol Metzler

Susan Love

Vanessa Cobham

C7 Developments in the Assessment of Parenting and Child Adjustment

Alina Morawska

Leanne Winter

Julie Rusby

Divna Haslam