Media

Like Father Like Son will be developing a media campaign in the coming months. Revisit this page to find out more!

Should all parents take parenting classes?
16 November 2016

Should all parents take parenting classes?

When asked if they thought Australians needed parenting classes, more than 63% of Lateline viewers said "yes". But how could they be introduced and would parents take part?

Please stop telling me how to parent!
18 October 2016

Please stop telling me how to parent!

Research shows that less than a quarter of parents are getting the evidence-based help they need and want. This is why University of Sydney's Child Behaviour Research Clinic have created ParentWorks.

Does Australia need parenting classes? Experts call for training for 'the hardest job'
16 September 2016

Does Australia need parenting classes? Experts call for training for 'the hardest job'

Experts have called for parents to be given easy access to practical skills classes and support, saying Australians get no training for our toughest job.

Effective Parenting: ParentWorks Australia
1 September 2016

Effective Parenting: ParentWorks Australia

2SER Radio chats with Mark Dadds about effective parenting and its links with positive mental health.

Tailoring parenting programs to dads
30 August 2016

Tailoring parenting programs to dads

An Australian-first online parenting program, ParentWorks has been built specifically with busy dads in mind, since they are less likely than mums to ask for support.

Dad's the word!
29 August 2016

Dad's the word!

In an Australian first, a father-friendly online parenting program, funded by the Movember Foundation, has been launched offering strategies for kids with behavioural problems.

A 5-minute parenting class from a new science-based online program
22 August 2016

A 5-minute parenting class from a new science-based online program

University of Sydney professor Mark Dadds on Monday launched ParentWorks, backed by basketballer Andrew Gaze and comedian Tim 'Rosso' Ross. 

Australian-first online, father-friendly parenting program launches
22 August 2016

Australian-first online, father-friendly parenting program launches

ParentWorks incorporates what dads want to increase success.

Dads urged to up their game in new parenting program
22 August 2016

Dads urged to up their game in new parenting program

The ParentWorks program was born after research found mums were far more likely to seek help dealing with troublesome children, and dads were unrepresented.

Dads go missing when kids need therapy
20 March 2016

Dads go missing when kids need therapy

Most fathers leave it to mothers to attend their child's therapy for behavioural issues, saying they can't get out of work.

 

 

Parenting programs tapping into Dad's brains
22 September 2015

Parenting programs tapping into Dad's brains

Do you know a Dad who has done a parenting program? If you do they're apparently very rare creatures, but a new research program through the University of NSW is trying to develop a parenting program that will attract Dads.

Like Father Like Son – helping fathers manage aggressive behaviour in their sons
31 August 2015

Like Father Like Son – helping fathers manage aggressive behaviour in their sons

With the participation rates of fathers in parenting programs non-existent in some parts of Australia, UNSW researchers are leading a $2.6 million effort to engage and support fathers to help manage aggressive behaviours in their sons.

Kids on Speed
28 July 2015

Kids on Speed

A hybrid of observational documentary, factual intervention and social experiment. Working together for the first time, a team of experts, led by dynamic Clinical Psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, put 4 families with 5 children suspected of having ADHD, through a cutting edge evidence based 9-week intervention program. 

Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour wins $2.6m grant
9 October 2014

Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour wins $2.6m grant

Fathers will be critical to the successful treatment of their sons’ aggressive and antisocial conduct in a UNSW-led project, which has today been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the Movember Foundation.