The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) longitudinal study
This national longitudinal study examines the outcomes for over 600 children and families who took part in HIPPY between 2016 and 2018.
This longitudinal study examined the progress of HIPPY families from 45 sites around Australia. The research team conducted face-to-face interviews with parents and used the Who am I? assessment to measure the learning and development of over 600 children over their time in the program.
The method of the study and some early findings were outlined on a poster to the 2018 Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) conference:
HIPPY research reports
By enlisting and supporting parents as tutors, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) creates a transitional labour market that helps these parents develop their goals and improve their job opportunities.
The most comprehensive study to date has investigated the impact of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) on the Australian children and parents who take part.