Evidence indicates that parents can play a major role in building their child’s resilience against problems with mood and anxiety.
Dr Marie Yap, a senior research fellow and psychologist from Victoria’s Monash University, is leading a team of researchers evaluating a new online parenting program designed to empower parents with strategies to parent with confidence and stay connected with their pre-teen child.
In the longer term, it is hoped that parents and cares who use this program will benefit by helping to reduce their children’s risk of depression and anxiety problems.
What is the research about?
Families with at least one child aged between eight and 11 years, who have regular access to the Internet and are fluent in the English language are invited to take part in this research study, which will be conducted over a 24-month period.
All components of the online program can be completed using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Participation in this research is completely voluntary, with the information provided – and the identity of participants – to remain confidential.
As a ‘thank you’ for participating, all respondents will be reimbursed with e-gift vouchers upon completion of each unit of assessment.
To find out more, and to register to participate in the study, please go to www.parentingresilientkids.com, or refer to the below flyer for further details.