Date / Time

9:00 am 05/02/2020 -

5:00 pm 07/02/2020


190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD, Australia

190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD, Australia

The Helping Families Change Conference is a leading international scientific event. The conference is of interest to practitioners, policy makers, and researchers working with families in the health, education, and welfare sectors, and to graduate students with an interest in child and family issues. Those attending will be presented with state-of-the-art knowledge, contribute to debate, and engage in hands-on practice with leaders in the field of family intervention.

Keynote speakers include:

Professor Janeen Baxter, Life Course Centre, The University of Queensland
Professor Theresa S. Betancourt, School of Social Work, Boston College
Professor Brian K. Bumbarger, Founding Director, EpisCenter, Pennsylvania State University
Professor Matthew Sanders, Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland

The scientific program committee invites submissions of abstracts for presentations, symposia, and posters on a broad range of domains related to children, parents, and families.

Abstracts are welcomed from researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and professionals that address issues of parenting and parenting intervention, and related topics, including:

• Prevention of child maltreatment
• Promotion of self-regulation in children and parents/carers
• Parenting in the context of trauma and trauma-informed care
• Working with refugee families
• Cultural adaption of evidence-based parenting support
• Engaging with disadvantaged communities and diverse populations
• Supporting parents of children with chronic health problems and disabilities
• Workplace delivery of parenting support
• Professional supervision and peer support
• Policy and funding issues
• Implementation, sustainability and system-level change