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5/06/2015

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Monash University-Free online parenting program for parents of 12 to 15 year olds

Want to know what you can do to raise a resilient teenager?​

 

Parents can play an important role in protecting their teenagers from mental health problems. It can be difficult to know whether a change in a teenager’s behaviour is due to depression or anxiety, or is part of normal adolescent development.

 

Researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have developed a new online parenting program designed to empower parents to make sense of adolescence and parent their teenager with confidence. The program offers practical strategies that parents can use to support their teenager’s mental health.

 

If you are a parent or guardian of a child aged 12 to 15, you may be eligible to participate in a free trial of the program. Participation will take a few hours of yours and your child’s time, over 3 to 12 months. Both you and your child will be reimbursed for your time.

 

Please note, as the program is designed to prevent depression and anxiety problems, researchers are looking for parents of teenagers who do not have any current mental health difficulties.

 

Please see the attached flyer for further details.

 

Further info here.