A major focus of the Parenting and Family Support Centre is to ensure that governments and funding bodies understand the critical influence that parenting has over the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

PFSC researchers regularly contribute to government submissions, policy papers, white papers, evidence reviews, comprehensive reviews, while conducting ongoing research into the preferences and needs of families.

The centre’s work is regularly cited in major policy statements, including the 2014 Contributing Lives Review into Australian mental health service delivery reform, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the US National Academies Press, UK National Institute for Health Care and Excellence, UK Government, rijksoverheld.nl (Netherlands), World Health Organisation, the World Bank, Centres for Disease Control, Brookings Institute, Mental Health Foundation (UK), and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.


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