Year in review 2015-16: Building scientific knowledge to drive innovation

The Parenting Research Centre builds knowledge of the factors that shape modern parenting and understanding of what effective parenting is.

Our 2015-16 achievements included:

1. Supporting adults with a mental illness

An emerging research theme for the Parenting Research Centre is how parenting support for adults with a mental illness can aid in their recovery. We are supporting the implementation of a randomised controlled trial of Let’s Talk about Children, a parenting-focused intervention for parents with mental health problems.
This four-year research project is funded by the Mental Illness Research Fund and our partners include Monash University, The Bouverie Centre (La Trobe University), and other research organisations and service providers.

2. Sharing new knowledge through reports, published papers and conferences

In 2015-16 we were commissioned by a range of clients to produce reports that drew on our expertise in knowledge synthesis, evaluation, and research design and analysis. We also contributed to published papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at conferences. Read the full list of our reports, publications and conference presentations.

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