New practitioner resource on talking about parenting
The Parenting Research Centre has collaborated with two leading child and family organsiations on a new resource to help practitioners when talking about parenting.
The resource was developed with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN). The interactive poster explains that the words we use around parenting matter. Words can affect how families interact with programs and services and whether they feel welcomed or judged.
Talking about parenting needs to change
We launched the resource at a National Child Protection Week event hosted by AIFS. Launching the poster, Victorian Minister for Child Protection, Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan, said improving children’s lives meant helping families earlier.
The resource is part of a major project we are leading in Australia called Reframing Parenting. The project draws from FrameWorks Institute research that shows the way we communicate about parenting in Australia is ineffective. This is because our communications don’t account for how Australians think about parenting. But it identifies key strategies we can all use to change the conversation on parenting in Australia.