Research and analysis
There’s still much to learn about the best ways to help children thrive in the face of enormous social change. That’s why a pillar of our work is conducting applied research on a wide range of policy and practice issues.
Better knowledge and understanding of parenting, the factors that influence it and how to best support parents, will drive innovation and improve the way we help families in the crucial task of raising their children.
Consequently, we help clients in the health, education and welfare sectors use research to guide parenting policies, interventions and programs.
We can help you to:
- define the key questions you need answered
- develop and test your research hypothesis
- deploy rigorous methods of research
- deliver data-informed solutions.
A unique perspective
We bring a unique perspective to our research because we combine two key assets. These are rich expertise in parenting support and respected academic credentials in research design and statistical analysis.
Also, our researchers come from a range of disciplines. These include psychology, public health, social welfare, epidemiology and social science. Depending on the research question and scope of work, they will use qualitative and quantitative research approaches to answer your questions.
Learn more about key research projects
- Parenting Today in Victoria
- Me as a Parent Scale development and validation
- Analysis of child outcomes from the LINKS Trauma Healing Service evaluation
- Delphi study on defining child resilience
- Telepractice in family support
- The early home learning study
- Trajectories of outcomes for children who experience out-of-home care: Insights from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study