About Uplifting Australia
Uplifting Australia’s mission is to strengthen the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and families across Australia.
We achieve this through our programs and resources for children and families:
- bring children and parents together to learn strategies for increasing the parent-child connection and establishing healthy emotional patterns that set children up for life and learning.
- are preventative – we focus on avoiding problems occurring in teenage years and later life, rather than fixing chronic problems once they occur.
- have been independently evaluated and proven to improve the lives of children and families.
“Uplifting Australia’s programs provide evidence-based strategies that will enhance your relationship with your children, build their resilience and prepare them for dealing with life’s challenges”
Peter Chown BSC Psych (Hons) MAPS
Consultant, NSW Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health,
Honorary Consultant – Department of Adolescent Medicine at Westmead Children’s Hospital,
Specialist Consultant in adolescent health to the World Health Organisation (WHO),
UNFPA & World Population Foundation
Our School-based programs
All face-to-face, school-based programs are on hold due to COVID-19 and are under strategic review.
Uplifting Australia aims to prevent the emotional abuse of children. We achieve this through implementing a prevention model. Our model educates families through our evidence based programs and resources that take a strengths based approach. Uplifting Australia actively promotes healthy emotional environments and practices in families. Our work has a direct impact on the wellbeing of children.
Uplifting Australia’s definition of emotional abuse comes from the Australian Institute of Family Studies:
Emotional maltreatment [or emotional abuse] refers to a parent or caregiver’s inappropriate verbal or symbolic acts toward a child and/or a pattern of failure over time to provide a child with adequate non-physical nurture and emotional availability. Such acts of commission or omission have a high probability of damaging a child’s self-esteem or social competence.
AIFS, Child Abuse Factsheet.