Learn more about evidence-based practice in supporting families where a parent has a mental illness at this two-day forum in Melbourne, March 1 and 2. Key international researchers in the field will present their latest work and the Parenting Research Centre will present findings from a major program, Let’s Talk about Children, that has engaged more than 300 Victorian families.
Let’s Talk about Children is a strengths-based program for parents attending mental health and family support services. During our four-year randomised controlled trial of the program we worked with more than 30 organisations and trained more than 500 adult mental health practitioners and family service workers, covering most regions of Victoria. At the forum we will highlight outcomes for parents and children of the program and share what we have learned about the implementation process in this service sector.
The March forum – Best Practice/Next Practice – is hosted by the Parenting Research Centre, Monash University, the Victorian State Government and the Bouverie Centre. It will also include:
- A showcase of the system change achieved through the Victorian Government FaPMI (Families where a parent has a mental illness) program
- Panel discussions on implementation issues and practice-based evidence.