Tag Archives: Families & parenting

Over 60 ideas to consider for strong supported playgroups

How supported playgroup programs deliver their services vary. There are a wide range of practices involved in providing specific program elements, activities, procedures, philosophies, and policies that effect the way each program is provided to families. Attracting parents to the … Continue reading

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An overview of literature on supported playgroups

Family services have been using supported playgroups widely for many years to work with families who may not access community playgroups and other services1. The high cost and complexity of conducting research that clearly demonstrates the effectiveness (or otherwise) of … Continue reading

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Mutual self-help parent groups

Mutual self-help groups for parents are widely used as a means of providing support to parents. In 2006 Mary Kay Flaconer from the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida wrote a paper looking at the rationale for these types of … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Domestic and family violence – What about men?

This week I’m helping to facilitate a three day workshop on domestic and family violence for students in the Master of Family Studies. I’m looking forward to it, but must admit I’m also a bit apprehensive because domestic and family … Continue reading

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Why I blog

I want to live in a world where families (in all their diversity) are cherished and supported; communities are inclusive, resilient and vibrant; the environment is valued and protected; and injustice is a thing of the past. I know I’m … Continue reading

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