Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The University of Queensland and its main research commercialisation company, UniQuest, congratulate Triple P International on the opening of Australia’s first dedicated Triple P parenting centre in Brisbane.

The Centre, located at Indooroopilly, will provide an expansion of services offered by the international award-winning Triple P-Positive Parenting Program.

Families will have access to a range of evidence-based programs, sessions and therapies to help restore calm and order at home, so everyone can enjoy life more.

UQ’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Manager of Innovation and Commercial Development, Mr Joe McLean said the new Centre is a testament to the outstanding achievements of Triple P International.

“From humble beginnings in UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre, I have watched Triple P grow from strength to strength.

“This new Centre represents another milestone for Triple P International in meeting the demand for advice on how to reduce family stress levels and raise confident, resilient children.

“It’s wonderful to see such support being offered to the community,” he said.

UniQuest’s Managing Director, David Henderson, also acknowledged Triple P’s success.

“The Triple P story is one of the most explicit examples of how packaging innovations from the Social and Behavioural Sciences and taking them to the rest of the world along a commercialisation path can make a real difference to people’s lives,” Mr Henderson said.

“We congratulate Triple P International on this milestone and their commitment to families in Brisbane and around the world.”

In addition to the world-acclaimed Triple P-Positive Parenting Program and individual therapy sessions, the purpose-built Triple P Centre offers an innovative program for parents of children with Asperger’s Syndrome, called Secret Agent Society.

As well as help with everyday parenting issues, support is available at the Centre for families affected by more complex disorders and problems such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, autism, anxiety, obesity, bullying and low self-esteem.

  • Triple P is used in more than 20 countries around the world including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Japan, Iran, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Curacao, Switzerland, Austria, Romania and Sweden. Its programs have now been translated into 17 languages and so far have helped an estimated six million families.
  • Over the past four years, more than 1700 health care professionals and educators in Brisbane have received Triple P training, which has helped an estimated 45,000 families develop better parenting skills. On a state level, 3800 people have been trained in Triple P, reaching an estimated 98,000 families while nationally the figure is 7000, reaching an estimated 184,000 families.


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UniQuest Pty Limited

Established by The University of Queensland in 1984, UniQuest is widely recognised as one of Australia’s largest and most successful university commercialisation groups, benchmarking in the top tier of technology transfer worldwide. From an intellectual property portfolio of 1,500+ patents it has created over 60 companies, and since 2000 UniQuest and its start-ups have raised more than $400 million to take university technologies to market. Annual sales of products using UQ technology and licensed by UniQuest are running at $3 billion. UniQuest now commercialises innovations developed at The University of Queensland and its commercialisation partner institutions: the University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, James Cook University, University of Tasmania, Mater Medical Research Institute, and Queensland Health. UniQuest also provides access to an expansive and exclusive network of independent academics to tailor a consulting or project R&D solution to meet the diverse needs of industry and government, facilitating some 500 consulting, expert opinion, testing, and contract research services each year.

UniQuest is also a leading Australasian provider of international development assistance recognised for excellence in technical leadership, management and research. Working with agencies such as AusAID, NZAID, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, UniQuest has developed and implemented more than 400 projects in 46 countries throughout the Pacific, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Africa.

Leanne Wyvill
P: +61 7 3365 4037
M: +61 0 409767199
W: www.uniquest.com.au


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