Strong Families Trial Parenting Program
he Strong Families research study will trial a 6-week face-to-face family strengthening program about healthy lifestyles and parenting to prevent unhealthy weight gain among children.
Topics covered include:
- Eating well and being active as a family
- Building good family relationships
You will be randomly placed in either Group A Parenting program or Group B Usual support.
We will visit families three times – once at the beginning of the study and again in 3 and 15 months. At these visits, you will fill in a survey, and we will measure the height and weight of the participating child.
If you are placed in Group A, you will also take part in the family strengthening program with 2 follow up sessions.
Who: Families in Greater Western Sydney with a child aged 5 to 11 years old
When: Times vary
Where: Muslim Women Australia
Cost: Free. Participants will receive grocery vouchers as a gift of appreciation.
You will not be paid to participate in the trial. As a token of our appreciation, you will receive a $25 voucher for each of the three assessment visits you attend. If you are in Group A, you will receive a $15 gift card after finishing each session. Parents who complete six sessions in each group will go in a draw to win a Vegetable Spiralizer Spaghetti Maker.
What to bring: Pen and paper for notetaking
For more information contact MWA on 02 9750 6916 or email@example.com or contact Strong Families on
Strong Families is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. We have been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number H13033).