The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is partnering with Family and Child Connect (FaCC) to bring its Talking Families initiative into Queensland schools.
Talking Families aims to normalise help-seeking behaviour and empower parents to ask for, and accept help with parenting issues early before they become crises.
Research conducted by the QFCC showed that 72 per cent of Queensland parents worried about being judged if they struggled with parenting and 76 per cent avoided telling others outside their family.
Following the success of the launch of the Talking Families School initiative with FaCC (provided by Act for Kids) and Chancellor State College on the Sunshine Coast in July 2018, plans are now underway to roll out the initiative with FaCC, in schools across Queensland from early 2019.
The Talking Families School initiative encourages schools to build a supportive culture and sense of community where parents feel they can ask for help without fear of being judged.