Children and families

It’s with integrity, empathy and honesty that we enable people to develop and strengthen their skills so they can lead positive lives.

With around 25 programs that include including parenting, play and connection groups – UCWB helps families to strengthen their relationships and build capacity through early intervention and caring and respectful support.

Through our Child and Family Specialist Services, we provide a range of free information sessions and engagement activities that promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children aged up to 18, and their families.

We do this by partnering with children’s centres, pre-schools, schools and other services to offer short-term support and interventions, as well as long-term intensive supports including in-home support.

Our child-centred focus builds on the strengths of children, young people and families and involves parents and carers in the planning of supports and interventions.

Programs, workshops and groups

Child and Family Mental Health Program

The Child and Family Mental Health Program is a free service that assists children and young people (aged up to 18 years) at risk of developing mental health issues and their families.

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Circle of Security Parenting for Fathers

An eight-week program that assists men to build stronger and more secure relationships with their children.

Sunday Fun for Dads and Kids

Join us on the first Sunday of each month for fun and adventure in an environment suited to men and their children.

Active 8

Active8 is for young people in Years 6 to 9 who are identified as being at risk of developing mental health concerns by school counsellors and/or teachers.

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Big feelings and resilience

Helping little children deal with big feelings.

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Child and Family Foundations Program

Our Child and Family Foundation Program strengthens early childhood development and the wellbeing of children and their families.

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Bringing Up Great Kids

Improve parent-child relationships and build parenting confidence.

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Circle of Security Parenting

Teaching parents how to best support their child’s emotional development by providing skills to secure, strengthen and support parent-child relationships.

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Engaging Adolescents

Providing easy-to-use techniques to teach to parents and carers skills to enlist adolescents to manage their own behavioural problems and emotional reactions.

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Family Support Program

Our Family Support Program offers assistance with parenting skills, improving family relationships and helping children and young people to develop resilience and coping skills. Offered free to families with children aged up to 18 years living in the Charles Sturt and Port Adelaide Enfield Local Go...

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Parent-Child Mother Goose

Using the pleasure and power of rhymes, songs and stories, Parent-Child Mother Goose strengthens attachment and interaction between parents or carers and their young children

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Social Skills

For children in Reception and Year 1 who are identified by school counsellors and/or teachers as having delays in their social development or difficulties developing relationships.

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Sunday Fundays

A free monthly program for families with children aged up to 12 years.

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Triple P Seminars

Strategies in the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviour and prevent problems developing

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Unplugged – Internet Gaming Workshops

A workshop to help parents learn how to identify problematic gaming and develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use. Offered free to parents and schools.

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What’s the Buzz?

A social skills enrichment program encouraging children to think about how to get along with others.

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Who’s in charge?

For parents or carers of young people (8 to 18) who are beyond control, violent or defiant.

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