AAPCH presented a poster and presentation titled Research To Practice - The Australian Early Parenting Service Context. Click here to download the powerpoint presentation.

The poster outlined a framework for collaborative research used by AAPCH and with relevant research institutions. The professional disciplines represented are early childhood, nursing, soctial work and psychology, paediatrics and psychiatry. The poster included the purpose, principles, theoretical perspectives, structure and leadership, highlighting the national collaborative framework and how it complements specific member agency research priorities. Progress to-date and an overview of proposed future research directions were outlined.

It is anticipated that the framework will lead to:

  • improvements in outcomes for young children and families
  • enhanced services and service models
  • broader understanding of AAPCH and the role of early parenting services in the health service continuum influence of daily work of practitioners
  • new directions in professional development planning

AAPCH receives funding from ARACY: ‘Fathers and Families – Evaluation Frameworks for working with fathers’.

The AAPCH have received funding from the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) in May 2009. The encouragement grant of $15,000 will support the Association’s plans to further fatherhood research in early parenting work.

Fathers and Families - Evaluation Frameworks for working with fathers.

The AAPCH received funding from the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) in May 2009. The encouragement grant of $15,000 will support the Association’s plans to further fatherhood research in early parenting work. The project will include convening national consultation on fatherhood and research as one of a number of strategies to engage with key stakeholders. This consultation will inform the development of research direction and priority research questions to support positive fathering in early childhood. For more information on this project and the consultations to be held in early 2010, please email Ms Robyn Gillis.

Recently Talking Realities launched its official site. The Talking Realities Program is a multi-level, community-based, collaborative support program engaging with parents aged 24 years and under from diverse backgrounds and their children.You can vist the new site by clicking here