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Peter Underwood Centre of UTAS releases their independent evaluation of Brave’s SEPT Trial 

November, 2020

The Peter Underwood Centre (PUC) for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, has released their finalised independent evaluation into the key findings of Brave’s Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) program trial.

Lead researcher and Peter Underwood Centre deputy director Professor Kitty te Riele said the Brave Foundation’s Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) program was a much-needed innovation.

“Our study has revealed robust evidence that the SEPT program is vital as an early intervention because of the large number of teenage mothers in Australia and their complex needs,” Professor te Riele said.

The full evaluation, as well as a supporting fact sheet developed by the PUC highlighting the current figures of expecting and parenting teens in Australia, can be found below.

PUC UTAS Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) Trial—Independent Evaluation

PUC UTAS Fact Sheet – Teen Parents in Australia