The Parenting and Family Research Alliance (PAFRA) is a multidisciplinary collaboration that brings together dedicated experts to conduct research, communication and advocacy pertaining to parenting, families and evidence-based parenting support (EBPS).
PAFRA is a membership based organisation incorporated in 2022 as a Company Limited by Guarantee. See our members page for a list of PAFRA Directors and Members.
PAFRA is coordinated by a dedicated project officer, thanks to financial support from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course. PAFRA activities, including authoring reports and publications, and undertaking advocacy work, are largely self-funded by individual members.
A key activity of PAFRA is hosting the International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support (I-CEPS) 2023. Funds to cover the costs of the Congress come from individual registrants, and corporate sponsorships from government and non-government agencies.
The aims of PAFRA are to:
Facilitate collaboration between parenting and family researchers and research centres.
Promote greater evidence-based public discourse about parenting and family matters.
Advocate with commonwealth, state, territory and local governments regarding policies and funding relating to parenting, families and EBPS.
Promote the translation of research findings into programs and services that benefit children, families and communities.