3 June 2015 | Community Announcements
Department of Social Services researcher Deborah Kikkawa is leading an online discussion on parenting efficacy in parents of Indigenous children.
The health, well-being, and development of our children can be improved by supporting parents to deal with the stresses that come with parenting difficulties.
This discussion examines the degree of confidence with which parents approach and manage the challenges of raising children, and the confidence they possess to find and make use of formal supports.
To organise the discussion Ms Kikkawa is utilizing the Knowledge Circle, an online resource from Australian Institute of Family Studies designed to support workers in their efforts to help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe and happy in their communities.
Ms Kikkawa dissects the conversation by examining the importance of parenting confidence for children, and exploring predictors of parenting confidence.