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If you are a trained ABCD facilitator and would like to use the program materials, please note that we have changed how you access these resources. Until recently, trained facilitators were able to login to the secure area of the website to download the resources.

 

These resources are no longer available as downloads from the website but you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Parenting Research Centre and let them know which documents you need:

 

1. Program Materials: ABCD Program Materials, ABCD Plus Program Materials

2. Other Resources: Program Guide, Supplementary Materials, Appendices, Evaluation, Certificate

 

This change follows our new direction on professional training that now focuses on a model of implementation and support. The approach enables us to better help agencies sustain their learning and improve parent and child outcomes from programs. Research shows that approaching training within an implementation model is more effective in the long term.

 

Please get in touch with the ABCD team at the Parenting Research Centre for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Note: Resources are still available from the Parent Resources page 

We are changing the way trained ABCD facilitators access facilitator program materials from this website.

 

Normally facilitators use a login to the secure area of the ABCD website to download these resources. However, from Friday 31 March 2014, you will be invited to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Parenting Research Centre and let them know which documents you need:

 

Program Materials: ABCD Program Materials, ABCD Plus Program Materials

Other Resources: Program Guide,Supplementary Materials,Appendices,Evaluation,Certificate

 

This change reflects our new direction in professional training which now focuses on a model of implementation and support. The model includes facilitator training, it provides coaching, addresses how to monitor effectiveness of program delivery, and provides other additional implementation support. This approach enables us to better help agencies sustain their learning and improve parent and child outcomes. Research shows that approaching training within an implementation model is more effective in the long term.

 

Access to the parent resources is not affected - parents and practitioners can still download all parent materials from the parent resources section of the ABCD website.

 

Please get in touch with the ABCD team at the Parenting Research Centre for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A new booklet tracing the history of the ABCD program, from its beginning in 2001 to the recent launch of the Sudanese translation, has been released by the Parenting Research Centre.

 

Since its development, the ABCD program has offered support to more than 5000 families across Victoria. This unique program has been delivered to parents in nine community languages by around 200 professional facilitators trained by the Parenting Research Centre (PRC).

 

The significant level of demand for the ABCD program indicates just how many parents in our community are looking for reliable, evidence-based information about parenting young adolescents.

Parental satisfaction with the program has been extremely high, with over 90 per cent of parents who have attended reporting that they enjoyed the program and found it helpful in improving their child’s behaviour.

This new publication details the many achievements of the program and how it has helped thousands of families navigate their way through the often turbulent teenage years.

To order a hard copy contact the Parenting Research Centre on 03 8660 3500.

 

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PRC is changing its training focus and introducing an implementation and support model which will enable us to better help agencies sustain their learning and improve parent and child outcomes from programs. We are no longer offering ABCD facilitator training as a stand alone event. Research shows that approaching training within an implementation model is more effective in the long term.


If your agency is in Victoria and may be interested in partnering with the PRC to receive ABCD training and up to two years implementation support, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options for training and implementation within your agency. We will be happy to discuss your needs and provide a quote.



We don’t all speak the same language in Australia. We come from many different countries and cultures. But the transition from childhood to adulthood is important the world over.

Many Australian families find it difficult to steer their way through the turbulent teenage years, but the journey is much more difficult when language, cultural heritage and contrasting social expectations place additional pressures on relationships within the family. 

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