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Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New research, supported by the ARC, at the University of Technology, Sydney, is identifying the most effective ways parenting services help families to build confidence and resilience through learning new skills. “We know that in the early years, particularly between the ages of birth and four, parents and parenting behaviours exert an extremely strong influence on child development and wellbeing,” said Dr Nick Hopwood an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awardee. “We also know that those early years have a long and lasting legacy throughout life. The later you leave it, the harder it is to change.” Dr Hopwood and co-researcher Dr Teena Clerke will initially follow the work of child and family health professionals working with families in need in NSW, tracking their relationships with parents and documenting their impact. This new project will focus on more common and lower cost services.

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