The Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC) was established in 1996 as a specialist family intervention research and training facility within the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. The primary aims of the PFSC are program development, research and knowledge transfer to promote the best social, emotional, behavioural and developmental outcomes in children by addressing family and community risk factors known to contribute to adverse child outcomes. 

Our vision

Innovation to create a world where children, families and communities thrive.

Our mission

Our mission is to create a better world where parents, families and communities are empowered to create safe, caring, nurturing environments throughout the lifespan. We do this through creating, using and sharing scientific knowledge gained from research on families and parenting.

Our goals

  • To improve the lives of families and children
  • To create healthy, non-violent, family-friendly communities
  • To make high quality, culturally informed, evidence-based parenting programs accessible for all families
  • To translate important research findings into policy and practice