Childhood diabetes is a significant public health problem, and yet existing interventions fail to address the psychosocial sequelae of the condition or assist parents with managing children's behavioural and emotional problems. Traditional approaches use a medical/educational model and this study will be the first to use a stringent methodological approach to evaluate the efficacy of a brief, group-based parenting intervention. It is expected that participating in the intervention will reduce ineffective parenting practices, and lead to improved child adjustment. Theoretically, the study will examine predictors of change to enhance our understanding of who benefits from the program, addressing a critical gap in the parenting literature.

Project members

Associate Professor Alina Morawska

Deputy Director (Research)
School of Psychology

Dr Amy Mitchell

Research Fellow
School of Psychology