Child and family

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 Government areas.

Funded by the SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI), the Family Support Program can help with a wide range of issues including:

  • Parent/child relationship concerns
  • Parenting concerns
  • Transition times such as going from one school to another or a break up
  • Difficulties with social skills and friendships
  • Low self-esteem
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Trauma
  • Family relationship problems
  • Family stress e.g. financial difficulties, unemployment
  • Social isolation

We do this through:

Short term support

  • assessment
  • information and resources
  • brief interventions
  • referral to other community programs and services

Intensive Support

  • intensive case management
  • family interventions and support
  • linking with other relevant services
  • practical assistance at home

Group programs for children and parents/carers

  • Developing children’s social skills and resiliency
  • Provision of information to parents and caregivers to support their parenting role

How else can we support you?

Activ8

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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Multicultural Family Services Network

A guest speakers forum.

One-off workshops

Developed by the UCWB team and based on current research and expert knowledge.

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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 Disorder 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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