The Canadian Government has announced it will fund research into the potential for positive parenting to prevent gender-based violence, through a grant to McMaster University.
“We all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence and child maltreatment,” said Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announcing that McMaster’s Offord Centre for Child Studies will lead the $3.4 million study over the next five years.
“Through collaborative efforts, we can foster positive relationships, build healthy families, change attitudes and promote gender equality,” she said.
The study will evaluate the effectiveness of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, and the related Baby Triple P Program, still in the research phase, in preventing family violence.
Lead researcher Andrea Gonzalez is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, and a member of the Offord Centre.