Recruitment and retention of families in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)

30 September 2014

This study examined the factors that affect the recruitment or retention of families in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). From 50 sites at the time of the study the program has expanded to be delivered by 60 providers at 100 sites across Australia.

HIPPY is an early childhood learning and parenting program designed to enhance school readiness by engaging parents as their child’s first teacher. Learn more about the HIPPY program »


Fatoumata Diallo Roost, Nicky McColl Jones, Malita Allan and Eric Dommers 2014, Recruiting and retaining families in HIPPY: final report (PDF, 2.7 MB)


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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