OPEN Forum – Parents Under Pressure (PuP) and Family Foundations – Lessons about two Evidence-Based Programs from Good Shepherd Australia and Merri Health
Evidence-based programs are shown through rigorous evaluation to demonstrate positive changes in knowledge, capabilities and/or behaviour for their intended client group. Their delivery is supported by manuals about processes, skills and client groups.
During this Forum, Good Shepherd Australia and Merri Health will share their experience of implementing, adapting, and learning from the processes of undertaking an EBP within the Victorian context. Our presenters will provide insights about the opportunities and challenges of implementing these programs that will be relevant across the broader sector.
- Nikki Hill (Team Leader) and Lynda Leigh (Family Services Team Leader) from Good Shepherd Australia will share insights about the EBP Parents Under Pressure (PuP). This program combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behavior and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The program is home-based and designed for families in which there are many difficult life circumstances that impact on family functioning.
- Samantha Bladon (Acting Team Leader – Family Foundations) from Merri Health will talk about Family Foundations which is a program to help parents strengthen their relationship and become a co-parenting team that is needed to improve outcomes for babies. This home-based program supports new parents to cooperate and manage stress which is vital to ensure a happy home for children.