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. A visit here offers the chance to experience the Pacific Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, giant redwoods, antiques and the beautiful Sonoma Valley Wine Country.

Stay tuned for more conference program details.

Make an impact on Triple P and next year’s HFCC

Triple P practitioners around the world are being given the chance to influence topics touched on in masterclasses, presentations and workshops at next year’s Helping Families Change Conference (HFCC).

The survey responses will not only influence the topics for Professor Sander’s Masterclass (on the final day of the conference), but they will also drive the Panel Debate, and may have a bearing on future Triple P research.

“I am always inspired by the quality of the work that Triple P practitioners are doing around the world,” Professor Sanders said. “Participating in this survey provides a unique opportunity for practitioners to influence subjects they want to see discussed regarding the delivery of Triple P.”

The survey also asks practitioners about the challenges they face delivering evidence-based parenting programs and what they think would enhance their effectiveness as practitioners.

With the theme of Strength in Diversity, the conference program is designed to support researchers and practitioners deal with the wide-ranging needs of families needing support.

To participate in the survey, click on the button below.

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 conference will provide researchers, family support practitioners and those looking for best-practice examples of implementation of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program with a unique opportunity to learn from and network with the best in the field.

Organizers are pleased to announce that a draft program for the February 3-5 event is now available, giving those wishing to attend every opportunity to get the most out of a packed program.

“This year’s conference focuses on supporting practitioners and policy makers alike with ways to ensure that all families receive the support they need to give their children every opportunity to thrive,’’ Triple P founder and director of the PFSC, Professor Matt Sanders, said.

“From managing the diverse needs of families of children with a disability to recognising the role that practitioners can play in helping parents improve outcomes for children with chronic illnesses, this year’s program really does focus on ensuring that every family has access to the support they need.”

Professor Sanders will open this year’s conference with a keynote address and close the conference with a Masterclass presentation for providers.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Robert McMahon, Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and chair of the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence who will provide an overview of what we know about the research into parent management training and areas for future clinical and research investigation;
  • Dr Dipesh Navsaria, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, who will discuss the role of toxic stress, adverse child experiences, and how this information can be used to shape early intervention and prevention programs including positive parenting programs and policies; and
  • Dr Charlotte Johnston, professor and director in clinical training in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, who will talk about how the latest research findings can inform the development and implementation of effective interventions for families of children with ADHD.

An early-bird registration discount is currently in place. To register for the conference, go here.

To view the draft conference program, go here.

To follow HFCC on Twitter, go here.

Call for Abstracts

The 2016 HFCC scientific committee invites all submissions of abstracts in the form of presentations, symposia, posters, and workshops across a broad range of domains related to children, parents, and families.

Abstracts from researchers, practitioners, policy makers and professionals in the field of evidence-based parenting intervention will be warmly welcomed by the committee.

The theme of the 2016 HFCC is “Strength in Diversity”.

Abstract submissions will close on Friday, 7th August 2015 and all successful submissions will be notified by Monday, 31st August 2015.

For submission guidelines, key dates, and to submit your abstract, click the button below.