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HFCC 2018 dates announced

Save the date! The 19th Helping Families Change Conference will be held in Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California, USA from 28 February to 2 March 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Sonoma Valley, traditional home of the Miwok, Pomo and Wintun peoples, and an area considered the birthplace of wine-making in California. […]

Conference Draft Program Updated

An updated draft program for next year’s Helping Families Change Conference is now available! Please click on the button below to download.

HFCC 2016: Improving family outcomes by focusing on diversity

Improving family outcomes by focusing on diversity The world’s leading experts in the field of family support services will converge on the breathtaking town of Banff, part of the Rocky Mountains chain in Canada, in February next year for the 18th annual Helping Families Change Conference. With a theme of Strength in Diversity, next year’s […]

Building an evidence base is not a sprint, it’s a marathon

Building an evidence base to support a public health approach to parenting support is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre, Professor Matt Sanders, told this year’s HFCC. That marathon has been gathering momentum and pace over the past decade […]

Changing the system: Bryan Samuels at HFCC 2015

A former director of Child Services for the state of Illinois in the US says that simply removing a child from harm’s way shouldn’t necessarily mean “case closed”. In his presentation to the Helping Families Change Conference in Amsterdam in February, 2015, keynote speaker Bryan Samuels said simply moving a child out of immediate danger […]