How the online world can help practitioners

The way new media tools such as social networks can help Triple P practitioners deal with complex cases will be part of a plenary session at next month’s Helping Families Change Conference in Sydney.
The presentation is one of a number of must-attend events at the conference which will keep practitioners and researchers up to date with the latest science in family support.

Two of the world’s leading specialists working in new media and parenting interventions, California State University Associate Professor Susan Love and University of Manchester Professor Rachel Calam, will participate in an interactive session on Thursday, February 20, at the Sheraton on the Park.

Dr Love will describe how Triple P Online has been adapted to deal with highly vulnerable populations via a social media platform. Professor Calam will describe studies, both completed and ongoing, of families with a parent with bipolar disorder, which have used self-directed and online approaches to help families. Audience discussion will address issues regarding the potential role of media and technology, the promise and pitfalls of these approaches, and how practitioners can best use these tools.

Early bird discounts for the conference are now closing on January 17 and offer significant savings.

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