About us


The Parenting Research Group (PRG) conducts research into the role of parenting and family-based interventions in the prevention and treatment of social, emotional, educational and health problems in children and adolescents.

A broad range of projects are undertaken corresponding to the interests of team members. These interests include conducting randomized clinical trials evaluating parenting interventions, research on assessment of parenting and parent-child relationships, epidemiological studies of prevalence of parenting problems, research on Māori whānau, cross cultural studies on parenting and the role of parenting in promoting youth development.

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The group has a special interest in conducting research that advances the public health (whole of community) approach to parenting and family support. It has special interest and expertise in research relating to the Triple P-Positive Parenting Programme, a multi-level system of parenting and family support for parents from pregnancy through to adolescence.