Although parenting interventions have been consistently shown to be effective, parental participation in evidence-based interventions is low. The aim of this research is to identify effective strategies for enhancing the engagement of parents during the initial stages of parenting interventions.

This research involves a systematic review to ascertain current knowledge on engagement in parenting interventions; the use of data collected from a large-scale international parenting survey to identify factors influencing parental engagement; and a series of experimental studies to identify the most effective engagement strategies.

Outcomes from this research will inform researchers and practitioners how to engage parents more effectively, thus enhancing program effectiveness and efficiency.

Project members

Associate Professor Alina Morawska

Deputy Director (Research)
School of Psychology