Parenting Research Centre (PRC) has announced it will support service providers to make the most of digital technologies in delivering parenting support. 

PRC has developed a resource which gives recommendations for practitioners who are running, or intend to run, group telepractice supports for parents and families.

Telepractice has the potential to offer practitioners and the families they support significant benefits in accessibility, safety and flexibility. Research shows that online sources are where most parents turn for parenting advice, so telepractice offers the opportunity to meet parents where they are.

Fams has also been working with Southern Cross University to explore telepractice in family work.

Fams’ newly launched Telepractice in family work study explores how the early intervention and prevention sector can develop some of the changes to service delivery necessitated by COVID-19 into an evidence-informed, sustainable, and secure model of family work that will result in improved outcomes for families, children and young people.