Derek is a Principal Specialist at the Parenting Research Centre focusing on knowledge translation. In his role, Derek oversees a number of programs and projects, with his core activities including consultation, strategy development, planning and, in many cases, managing the development of evidence-informed resources for a range of stakeholders and clients. For example, Derek has a senior management role in the development of the Australian parenting resource raisingchildren.net.au. Derek’s passion is the translation of research and best practice into the day-to-day practices of parents and those who support them.
Parents play a vital role in supporting children’s development and wellbeing, especially in the early years. Similarly, professionals working with families play a critical role in their work to support parents to help children grow up safe and well. However, it can be challenging for practitioners to know how to best communicate with parents in ways that resonate with their experiences and support them in their parenting role.
This webinar will discuss new research on effective ways to talk about parenting. It will introduce new tools to help put children first in our conversations about parenting, and outline practical steps to help apply this child-centred approach in practice. The webinar will also feature case examples to illustrate how this approach has been applied in various ways, including in early childhood settings, youth-serving organisations, out-of-home care services and in rural and remote communities. This webinar will interest practitioners, service/program managers and policy makers who work with parents and children.
This webinar is being hosted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies' CFCA Information Exchange, in collaboration with the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Parenting Research Centre in support of National Child Protection Week, 1–7 September 2019.
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