McMaster receives $3.4M to study how parenting can prevent violence

December 6, 2018

McMaster University has received $3.4M from the Government of Canada to study the effectiveness of the Positive Parenting Program. The Triple P program is a public health program that aims to decrease behavioural and emotional problems in children, while also increasing parents’ knowledge, skills, and confidence. The funding is part of the federal government’s $187M, five-year strategy to prevent and address gender-based violence. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor stated that violence is a learned behavior and that early intervention is key to ensuring violence-free homes and preventing youth dating violence. Global News (ON)