Parenting interventions: evidence review

We are pleased to announce our publication of an evidence review of parenting interventions for parents of vulnerable children. Commissioned by the Families Commission of New Zealand, the report focuses on intervention effectiveness. It also highlights the common elements of interventions found to be more effective for improving child and parent outcomes, particularly for children aged up to six years who have been maltreated or who are at risk of maltreatment. In addition, the report describes factors to consider when planning for the full and effective implementation of parenting interventions.

Read the full report for more information about the evidence review in our resources section.

Another IMA award for parent resources!

Congratulations to the Raising Children Network team for another top result for the Birth Choices resources. This IMA (Interactive Media Awards) award was given in the Families category and scored an outstanding 483 out of a possible 500!

It follows last week's announcement of Birth Choices winning the Best in Class category and is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the whole team. With this prestigious industry recognition, parents and professionals can feel especially confident that information on can help them with the day-to-day decisions of raising children and taking care of their own needs.

Visit the award-winning site for your guide to pregnancy and birth care: Birth Choices.

Raising Children Network wins top award

Birth Choices, an interactive resource for parents on has won Best in Class at the prestigious Interactive Media Awards (IMA).

The IMAs are judged by a panel of executives from blue chip tech companies, such as Apple, Microsoft and Dell, guided by a very formal scoring process. Judges evaluate websites based on five criteria: design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance. To win an IMA a site must excel in each criterion, rise above competitors' sites and deserve to be a top choice for the target market.

We congratulate the Raising Children Network team, contributing consultants and the designers of Birth Choices on winning this top level industry award. Parents can now be more confident than ever that they have a truly first class resource to guide them though pregnancy and birth care.

Visit Birth Choices now.

Bryan Samuels: AIC 2014 keynote speaker

Bryan Samuels has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers for the Australian Implementation Conference (AIC) conference to be held 17-18 September 2014. Bryan is the Executive Director of Chapin Hall, a leading research and policy centre in the US focusing on improving the wellbeing of children and youth, families, and their communities.

Other confirmed speakers include: Professor Gabriele Bammer, Dr Melanie Barwick, Dr Patricia Chamberlain, Professor Brian Head, Dr Aaron Lyon, Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone and Dr Allison Metz.

The theme, Solving complex implementation problems, will focus discussion on advancing implementation science, practice, and policy to ensure that more effective implementation will result in better health, education and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and families in Australia and our surrounding regions.

Register before 3 August for early bird rates and secure your opportunity to hear Bryan Samuels. We also encourage you to keep informed on latest developments by following AIC 2014 on Twitter and #AIC2014

Have your say: Implementation Network

Help build the Australasian Implementation Network by taking part in a survey. Have your say on issues such as purpose and governance via our survey.The network will be invaluable for practitioners, researchers and anyone passionate about implementation science and practice. Your input will contribute to planning the network, to be launched at the AIC 2014 conference in September. Take the survey now.