Announcing our 2018 Keynote and Invited Speakers

We are honored to announce the following exciting line up of esteemed keynote and invited speakers:

  • Professor Matt Sanders is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of The University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre. As the founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Sanders is considered a world leader in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of population based approaches to parenting and family interventions.
  • Dr America Bracho is Executive Director of Latino Health Access, a center created under her leadership to assist with the multiple health needs of Latinos in Orange County. She is recognized as an expert in the areas of Latino health issues, health education, minority women, cultural competency, community organizing, diabetes education and HIV.
  • Professor Irvin Waller, Professor of Criminology and President of the International Organization for Victim Assistance (with the UN Economic and Social Council), is an internationally influential author and speaker. His work promoting evidence-based best practice to stop victimization and fight crime has won international recognition. He has advised governments in more than 50 countries.
  • Associate Professor Stephanie Jones is the Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work, anchored in prevention science, focuses on the effects of poverty and exposure to violence on children and youth’s social, emotional and behavioral development.
  • Lt Emada Tingirides has worked for the LAPD for more than 20 years. She coordinates the Community Safety Partnership Project and her work aiming to bridge the historic gap between the community and law enforcement has contributed to the reduction of violent crime in public housing developments in South Los Angeles. Her personal motto is “The impossible truly is possible.’’
  • Rev. Darrell Armstrong is a child welfare and family strengthening advocate, a grassroots community organizer and civic leader. Rev. Armstrong is highly sought after as an inspirational speaker who addresses maternal/paternal child health issues as well as faith-based delivery of social, human and child welfare services.
  • Dr Barbara Stroud is a licensed psychologist with over three decades experience in culturally-informed clinical practice in early childhood development and mental health. She is a founding organizer of the California Association for Infant Mental Health and a member of the Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows .
  • Dr William Aldridge is an Advanced Implementation Specialist at FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also Implementation Science Strategist at Penn State University and on the Board of Directors of the National Prevention Science Coalition. Will’s work includes intensive technical assistance and evaluation research on the active implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention and well-being strategies.
  • Professor Ron Prinz is a Carolina Distinguished Professor in Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Research Center at the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on the mental health and well-being of children and families, blended prevention strategies, family and community interventions, and studies to address adverse challenges such as child maltreatment, parental substance abuse, and parenting issues.

Santa Rosa, location of the 2018 HFCC, is open for business

Businesses in the wine-growing region of Sonoma County, California, the location for the 19th Helping Families Change Conference, have told HFCC organisers they are open for business and looking forward to welcoming visitors after the recent wildfires.

Next year’s conference, in Santa Rosa from February 28 – March 2, will provide researchers, family support practitioners and organizations interested in implementing the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program with a unique and inspiring program of presentations and networking events.

We are delighted to be able to support local businesses by attracting international and out-of-town delegates to Santa Rosa.

Final call for abstracts: HFCC 2018

A final reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the 2018 Helping Families Change Conference is fast approaching!

The 2018 HFCC organizing committee has decided to extend the submission deadline to Friday 6th October, 2017  to allow time for anyone still planning to submit an individual paper presentation, organized symposium, or poster presentation. Successful submissions will be notified by Friday, 27th October 2017.

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2017 Early Career Research Award and Practice Award Nominations Now Open

The HFCC organizing committee is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 Triple P Research Network Early Career Research Award and the Triple P Practice Excellence Award. These awards are designed to recognize individuals who have exhibited excellence and innovation in implementing Triple P, or contributing to the scientific basis of Triple P.

Nominations for these awards close on the 30th October, 2017. The successful recipient will be announced at 2018 Helping Families Change conference in Sonoma County.

Nomination forms can be downloaded below:

Early Career Research Award Form

Practice Award Form

Call for Abstracts

With great pleasure, the 2018 HFCC scientific committee invites submissions of abstracts in the form of individual paper presentations, symposia and posters on a broad range of domains related to children, parents, and families.

This year’s theme is Promoting Children’s Development and Well-being through Evidence-based Parenting Support Programs.

We warmly welcome abstracts from researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and professionals that address the conference theme, or a range of related topics, including:

  • Prevention of child maltreatment
  • Promotion of self-regulation in children and parents/carers
  • Parenting in the context of trauma and trauma-informed care
  • Working with refugee families
  • Cultural adaption of evidence-based parenting support
  • Engaging with disadvantaged communities and diverse populations
  • Supporting parents of children with chronic health problems and disabilities
  • Workplace delivery of parenting support
  • Professional supervision and peer support
  • Policy and funding issues
  • Implementation, sustainability and system-level change

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 29th September 2017 and all successful submissions will be notified by Friday, 27th October 2017.

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