Assessing the effectiveness, acceptability and sustainability of a culturally adapted evidence-based intervention for Indigenous parents (2011–2014)
Indigenous children are extremely disadvantaged on most indices of health and wellbeing, with high rates of
behavioural and emotional problems, and overrepresentation in the child protection system. Research shows
that parenting programs can reduce family risk factors and improve outcomes for children, however,
mainstream programs have difficulty attracting and maintaining the involvement of Indigenous families. In
order to increase engagement of Indigenous communities in parenting interventions, this project will explore
an optimal service delivery framework for Indigenous child protection sector professionals and evaluate the
effectiveness of a culturally adapted evidence-based parenting program, the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.