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Raising adolescents: Developing strategies for fly in/fly out parents

The aim of the research is to investigate parenting within fly in/fly out families and to develop a resource to promote parenting strategies that enhance the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents from fly in/fly out families.

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The purpose of this research project is to develop a resource for families, in which one parent is a Fly In/ Fly Out (FIFO) or Drive In/ Drive Out (DIDO) worker to help reduce the potential negative impact of parents’ FIFO/DIDO work patterns on adolescent children by promoting positive parenting strategies to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of adolescents of FIFO/DIDO families.

The research will investigate the benefits of and barriers to effective parenting of adolescents by parents in FIFO/DIDO families to provide effective strategies and practices, for both parents, to assist the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing of adolescent children as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood within an FIFO/DIDO lifestyle.

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