Leading Professor to tackle the big questions

Gain practical skills to deal with complex cases

A day of practical, skills-based workshops led by Triple P program authors and co-ordinators will lead next year’s Helping Families Change Conference in Sydney in February.


The 90-minute workshops have been specifically designed for Triple P practitioners seeking flexibility and tailoring in program delivery and who would like to work with complex cases.

Highlights of the sessions include professional development for those working with foster parents, families of children who are bullied, Indigenous families and parents of children with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

The full conference program has now been released and is available on the HFCC website http://helpingfamilieschange.org/

Program organiser John Pickering, of the University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre, said significant savings could be made by those who booked early.

“The gala dinner on Thursday night is shaping up to be the best on record incorporating for the first time the Triple P award ceremony and a special presentation by Prof Ron Prinz from the University of South Carolina,’’ Mr Pickering said.

The dinner will be staged at conference venue, the elegantly appointed Sheraton on the Park in the heart of Sydney, with entertainment by one of Sydney’s hottest bands.

Keynote speakers include Triple P founder and director of the PFSC, Prof Matt Sanders, Prof Patricia Kohl, of Washington University, St Louis, and Prof Patricia Howlin, of King’s College, London.