policy- and decision-makers and practitioners are invited to send in
abstracts for presentations for the European conference on parenting
support, Think Parents! The abstract form can be downloaded from the
Conference website: www.nji.nl/thinkparents.
The Netherlands Youth Institute together with the University of Amsterdam is
organising this European conference on parenting support from 10-12 October
2012 in The Hague, supported by Eurochild and the Council of Europe. The
conference is further supported by the Bernard van Leer foundation, the
Netherlands organisation for health research and development, the city of
The Hague and the Ministry of Health.
The conference offers a multi-professional and multidisciplinary forum for
researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to share views and experiences
by arranging plenaries, workshops and informal social meeting places.
National and European perspectives will contribute to a better understanding
of what works in parenting support. The objective of the conference is to
exchange knowledge on what is currently known about the usefulness of parent
skills training programmes for parents at different family life-stages and
in different social settings and circumstances and, in particular, to find
out what is currently known about the scope of parenting skills training
programmes and about practices concerned with their delivery. The overall
message is 'Think Parents!'.
The conference consists of three strands, each containing four workshops,
bringing together research, policy and practice. Each strand will have 10
presentations, totalling 20 minutes each. Abstracts should be sent before 15
April 2012, using the format contained on the Conference site. Selections
will be made by 1 May 2012. Registration for the conference will start on 1
May 2012. For more information, please visit the conference website or send
an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.