Resebidrag: Helping Families Change Conference: Sydney, Australia: 19-21 February 2014

Tidsperiod: 2014-02-01 till 2014-02-28

Projektledare: Michael Wells

Finansiär: Forte

Bidragstyp: Internationellt samarbete

The 16th Annual Helping Families Change Conference (HFCC) will take place in Sydney from the 19th to 21st of February, 2014. HFCC is a leading international evidence-based scientific conference that covers, issues, innovations, and strategies associated with parenting and family interventions. Each year about 400-500 researchers, practitioners, and policy makers participate. Since 1995, the conference has been held in multiple cities around the globe such as: Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne (Aus); Auckland (NZ); Charleston (USA); Braunschweig (Germany); Toronto (Canada); Antwerp (Belgium); and Glasgow (Scotland).The conference is designed for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working with families in the health, education and welfare sectors to get together to discuss their findings and solutions to issues revolving around parenting and family interventions in order to improve the lives of parents and children. Most of those presenting are published in leading academic journals on the topics they are discussing. Additionally, many people meet at the conference to form broader networks and complete cross-cultural research. I have built my PhD thesis up around the affects and influences Triple P has as a parenting intervention on parents and children in Sweden. This conference culminates my research by allowing me to talk with and hear from many different Triple P practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in multiple countries on their continuing efforts. By attending I will share with the audience which parents, mothers and fathers, are likely to attend a parenting intervention, as well as how they can improve attendance rates. By increasing attendance rates, we can improve parenting and child outcomes, especially by decreasing parent and child mental health issues. Additionally, I will be promoting parent programs in Sweden, a country often neglected in the research literature.