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University of Auckland Hosts Triple P Parenting Forum

The University of Auckland Hosts Triple P Parenting Forum

Several of The University of Auckland’s greatest experts will share their knowledge in parenting and family issues at a forum to be held next week.

The Aotearoa/New Zealand Triple P and Practice Forum will be held at the Tamaki Campus next Monday 2nd September.

This inaugural forum will bring together leaders in parenting and family issues to discuss the theme: “Transforming the lives of children, parents and communities through positive parenting.”

The event is hosted by the Parenting Research Group in the Faculty of Education and the Werry Centre at The University of Auckland in association with the Ministry of Health.

Presentations and sessions from leading researchers and practitioners (including Triple P founder Professor Matt Sanders, Adjunct Professor in The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland), mini workshops, and a panel discussion will take place.

Dr Louise Keown, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, will present on “New Zealand Perspectives: Research from the Parenting Research Group at The University of Auckland.”

The PRG has a special interest and expertise in research relating to the Triple P-Positive Parenting Programme. Dr Keown will outline key findings in the research about the effectiveness of Triple P programmes for fathers and parents of teenagers, and new variants of the programme including Triple P Online

New studies designed to examine the cultural acceptability of the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme will be described. Lastly, future research directions will be outlined.

Other issues to be addressed include:

Latest international and national research on the promotion of children’s well-being through positive parenting

Prevention and management of bullying through parenting interventions

The prevention of child abuse and neglect

Prevention and treatment of children and young people's social, emotional and behavioural problems

Strengthening the parenting capacity and confidence of parents and carers

Working with Māori whānau

Working with fathers

Engaging parents of teenagers

Working with parents of children with special needs


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