Thanks for your interest in being part of the Childbirth and Parenting Education Conference – CAPEA 2020.  Our conference theme 'Revitalising Childbirth & Parenting Education: Transforming our Practice' has been chosen to inspire presentations about new approaches to the many aspects of education and skill development throughout the pregnancy, birth and parenting journey. You are invited to submit an abstract to be presented as either a demonstration or oral presentation on a topic relevant to one of the conference sub-themes outlined below:

Conference Themes

Revitalising the Childbirth and Parenting Education Experience

This theme relates to new practices, learning activities, learning resources, inspiring stories or programs that are new or revamped. Remember, we love to get practical and interactive at our conferences!

Growing through innovation: new initiatives, technology and research

This theme relates to how technology, may be used across parenting education programs and includes: program development, program delivery, promotion of programs. New research and innovation in topics that relate to parenting education and the wide variety of content across a range of parenting education programs.  

Inclusivity in Parenting Education – bringing everyone together
This topic relates to embracing diversity and includes: 

•    Closing the Gap
•    Family Diversity
•    Families with Fly in Fly out workers 
•    CALD Communities
•    Families with special needs

We would encourage submissions of projects, initiatives, case presentations relating to these topics.

The First 2000 Days Framework

•    Understanding the importance of the First 2000 days 
•    Care and Support for all
•    Specialised services for those who need it

This theme includes the importance and relationship of Parenting Education and the First 2000 Days Framework. This framework focuses on practices which influence the well-being of the baby and includes topics such as Perinatal Mental health, Infant Brain development,  IOL, CS, Antenatal care, Epigenetics, Infant attachment, breastfeeding, safe sleeping.