Parents as Career Transitions Support evaluation

11 October 2014

The PACTS program, which helps parents to support their children's decision making and choices about career pathways and relevant training, was developed by the Brotherhood in 2003.

PACTS has since been taken up and adapted by others and has been delivered since 2010 by Youth Connect.

Evaluation activities have included a small-scale study undertaken with the Melbourne Institute involved PACTS facilitators and parents who had attended PACTS workshops in Victoria.


Joseph Borlagdan and Kyle Peyton 2014, A conversation that never stops: an indicative study of the Parents as Career Transition Support program (PDF file, 449 KB)


Rose-Anne Polvere and Patrick Lim 2015, Career development supporting young Australians: a literature review (PDF, 540 KB)


Lois Bedson and Daniel Perkins 2006, A positive influence: equipping parents to support young people's career transitions (PDF, 178 KB)

Daniel Perkins and Carol Peterson 2005, Supporting young people's career transition choices: the role of parents – interim evaluation of the Parents As Career Transition Supports (PACTS) program (PDF, 128 KB)

Topics:  Inclusive education

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