20th Biennial Helping Families Change Conference

20th Biennial Helping Families Change Conference

Wed 5 Feb 2020 7:30amFri 7 Feb 2020 5:00pm


Hilton Hotel
190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

The pathway to addressing many of the world’s biggest social problems could be found in improved parenting according to a major international parenting conference presented by The University of Queensland and the Life Course Centre in Brisbane in February 2020.

The 20th biennial Helping Families Change Conference on 5–7 February will take a wide-ranging view of the benefits that can flow from improved child and family development and well-being – from dealing with the emotional trauma of Australia’s bushfire crisis, and tackling big global issues such as climate change, to meeting the world’s sustainable development goals. 

The conference will feature a welcome addresses by Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland, and the Hon. Di Farmer MP, Queensland Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women, and Minister for Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

As well as the big-picture potential of parenting to tackle major global problems, the conference also covers more specific parenting issues, such as raising depressed or anxious teenagers, managing children’s screen time, same-sex parenting, the benefits of pets, and flexible work practices.

Visit here for more information on the Helping Families Change Conference, and to register.