Healthy & Safe: An Australian Parent Education Kit
|Name||Healthy & Safe: An Australian Parent Education Kit|
|CfC Objective||Healthy Young Families|
Supporting Families and Parents
|Organisation||Parenting Research Centre (PRC)|
|Description||A home‐based education resource tailored to the learning needs of parents with learning difficulties. It is designed to equip parents of young children with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing home dangers, accidents and childhood illness.|
|Delivered to||Parents with learning difficulties who are the main caregivers of a child less than five years old.|
|Delivered by||Professionals working in disability, health, child protection, welfare or family support who have the capacity to work individually with parents in their homes.|
It is recommended that practitioners conduct at least 10 weekly 60-90 minute sessions in the parent’s home.
Note: The program is to be delivered in the parent’s own home thus a portable screening device may be required. Capacity to print materials or to display program materials on-screen is necessary.
PRC offers consultation, training, coaching and implementation support to agencies interested in incorporating this program into their service delivery.
|Cost||For information about training costs, contact PRC directly.|
|Contact||Contact: Dr. Catherine Wade, Principal Research Specialist|
Phone: (03) 8660 3500
|Evaluation and effectiveness|
Healthy & Safe was adapted from the UCLA Parent–Child Health and Wellness Program and trialled by researchers at the University of Sydney. A RCT was conducted from 1998-2001 with a sample of families where the primary carer of a child under 5 years had an intellectual disability (Llewellyn et al., 2003).