How telepractice can enhance services for families: new report
24 February, 2022
A new report from the Parenting Research Centre with funding from the Victorian Government summarises some important ways practitioners can best support families via telepractice services.
The report looks at two research studies which sought to better understand how to provide parenting support via telepractice, especially as we adjust to a post-COVID reality of increased reliance on telepractice in family support.
In one study we built expert consensus on best practice in telepractice, and the report outlines what the expert panel agrees is important for agencies to consider doing when planning and conducting telepractice services.
The parental point of view is also front and centre, and the report presents information about acceptable ways of interacting with families using telepractice according to parent feedback.
The research report is part of a suite of resources available on the Parenting Research Centre’s Telepractice Hub.
Also on the Telepractice Hub, practitioners will find:
- a curated list of high-quality resources to assist service providers to make the most of digital technologies in delivering parenting support
- answers to commonly-asked questions about telepractice to give practitioners a good grounding in the basics of telepractice
- more detailed guides on improving telepractice techniques including how to prepare clients for online sessions and how to help culturally and linguistically diverse families get the most out of telepractice session
- a quiz to test practitioners’ knowledge about telepractice delivery and perhaps prompt areas they might like to explore further.