What matters most to parents: The evidence, opportunities, and policy implications

What matters most to parents: The evidence, opportunities, and policy implications
Wednesday 25 July, 1400 – 1520

Abstract
Parents are the most important people in shaping the health, development and wellbeing of children and young people. Understanding what matters to parents in the 21st century helps guide policy directions that lead to improved services and supports for Australian families. This symposium draws on findings from a large survey investigating the behaviours, concerns and needs of parents.
We also present trends in parent information-seeking practices, particularly in online environments. Key considerations about how we convey messages about parenting, and implications for policy makers are addressed.