Parenting Research Centre

Technical report

Parenting today in Victoria: technical report - October 2019

This technical report sets out the background, methodology and findings from the 2019 administration of the Parenting Today in Victoria Survey, involving 2600 parents of children, birth through 18 years.
Briefing paper

Focus on fathers: research brief

Policy frameworks underpinning family-based interventions often assume a father deficit model, one that sees fathers as ineffective or neglectful in the area of child health and development. Our survey presents a more positive picture of fathering.

Talking about the science of parenting

This report is designed to help change the conversation about parenting. If we want to give children the best chance of healthy development we need to better support the parents who care for them. We can do this by using and sharing what we know...
Briefing paper

Parenting support in the early years: research brief

The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.
Briefing paper

Parenting children with additional needs: research brief

This Research Brief derives from the 2016 Parenting Today in Victoria Study conducted and analysed by the Parenting Research Centre, and funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.