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30 October 2014

HFCC 2015 draft program, award nominations

"Parenting in a Changing and Complex World" has been declared the theme of the 17th annual Helping Families Change Conference, which will give practitioners, academics and policy makers the chance to see the latest research and engage with world leaders in the field of family intervention.

The 17th Annual Helping Families Change Conference - 25-27 February, 2015  -  Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

Presented by The Triple P Research Network, The University of Queensland and Nederlands Jeugdinstituut


Draft program now available online here:


Nominations have now opened for two international awards to be presented at the conference:


  • The Triple P Practice Excellence Award (for outstanding results in client outcomes, innovation and/or helping encourage population-level delivery of Triple P). - Click here to download nomination form.

  • The Triple P Research Network Early Career Research Award (for an outstanding contribution to research in the Triple P system, within 3 years of graduation). Click here to download nomination form.


The 2015 HFCC keynote speakers are international leaders in prevention science, neurobiological research into child maltreatment and child welfare policy. They include:


  • Matt Sanders, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland and founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program;
  • Neil Humphrey, Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom;
  • Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Professor of Child and Family Studies at Leiden University and a research professor of human development at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands); and
  • Bryan Samuels, Executive Director of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.


To ensure your place and take advantage of early bird registration offers, go to the HFCC website registrations page.


For immediate research updates, you can also follow the HFCC on Twitter.