We worked with Doveton College in Melbourne, Victoria, from 2012 to 2015 developing a whole-of-school parent engagement strategy.
Doveton is one of the most disadvantaged areas in Melbourne and has a strong need to support parents in a school environment.
Parenting Research Centre team members were based in the school to help Doveton College staff:
- develop strategies to increase parent engagement
- improve child educational outcomes
- prevent child behavioural issues.
A key feature of our involvement was helping staff develop more effective interpersonal skills.
Our implementation strategies were offered across all services delivered at the college:
- child and maternal health service
- family support services
- early learning years
- Prep to Year 9 students.
As part of our ongoing support, we designed new strategies and resources to meet the needs of staff and families at the college. This included delivering evidence-based programs, such as our Signposts program that helps parents manage the difficult behaviour of young children.
Funded by Doveton College.