Child youth and family services

Parenting programmes support families build skills and strengthen relationships. We deliver our parenting programmes at schools, children’s centres, community centres and other organisations.

Big feelings and resilience

Supporting parents to develop skills and build resilience in order to understand, and help, children who are dealing with big feelings.

Who the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to 18 years who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

1 x 2 hour workshop.

Bringing up great kids

Supporting supports parents to improve their parent-child relationships and build parenting confidence. Developed by the Australian Childhood FoundationWho the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

6 x 2 hour weekly sessions.

Circle of Security Parenting

Supporting parents to build stronger and more secure relationships with their children.

Who the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to 18 years who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

8 x 2 hour weekly sessions.

Circle of Security Parenting for Fathers

Supporting fathers to build stronger and more secure relationships with their
children.

Who the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

8 x 2 hour weekly workshops.

Positive Parenting Programme

Offering parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviour and prevent problems.

Who the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to aged 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

1 x 2 hour workshop.

Who’s in charge?

Supporting parents to develop strategies to help manage their child’s defiant or violent behaviour and explore ways of increasing safety and wellbeing. Developed by psychologist, Eddie Gallagher.

Who the programme is for

Parents of children aged eight to 18 who are defiant, violent or whose behaviour is out of control.

Programme delivery

7 x 2 hour weekly sessions.

Engaging Adolescents

Providing parents with practical, easy-to-use skills to help steer teenagers through adolescence and manage their own emotional reactions and behaviours.

Who the programme is for

Parents of children from birth to 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.  Engaging Adolescents can be offered outside of these areas for a small fee.

Programme delivery

3 x 2 hour weekly sessions

Tuning into Kids

An evidence-based programme that helps parents recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way, in turn, helping children to understand and manage their emotions.

Who the programme is for

Parents with children from birth to aged 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

Programme delivery

6 x 2 hour weekly sessions

Peek A Boo Club

Therapeutic play, reflection and discovery in a safe space where mothers and infants can form and consolidate healthy attachment patterns.

Who the group is for

Mothers and infants from birth to four years who have both been exposed to significant levels of family violence, and live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

When the group meets

12 x 2 hours weekly.

Parent-child Mother Goose

An evidence-based programme that uses the pleasure and power of rhymes, songs and stories to strengthen attachment and interaction between parents and young children.

Who the group is for

Parents with children from birth to aged 18 who live in the city of Charles Sturt or Port Adelaide Enfield, or the suburb of Ingle Farm.

When the group meets

6 or 8 x 2 hours weekly.

Unplugged

Helping parents identify children’s problematic gaming and develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use.

It covers:

  • Internet and gaming addiction definitions.
  • How to identify signs of problematic gaming.
  • The mental and physical health implications of high levels of gaming.
  • Why gamers play (emotional needs and the brain).
  • How to communicate effectively with their children about gaming and technology.
  • Practical tips and proven strategies to combat problem gaming (common mistakes to avoid).
  • Current internet and gaming trends, latest scientific research.
  • The other dangers of gaming (eg: micro-transactions, loot boxes, in-app purchases).
  • How to manage associated problems (eg: school refusal).

Who the programme is for
Parents, families and carers of school-aged children.

Programme delivery

Delivered as a two-hour presentation. Can be delivered after-hours, to suit.

How else can we support you?

Parenting programmes

Parenting programmes support families build skills and strengthen relationships. We deliver our parenting programmes at schools, children’s centres, community centres and other organisations.

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School programmes

Working with schools to support children and young people get along with others and have healthy, respectful relationships.

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Family Groups

Bringing families together in supported playgroups at children’s centres, schools, community centres and other organisations.

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Targeted playgroups

Specialised parenting support to build stronger bonds between parents and children through play where the need has been identified by children’s centres, community centres and other agencies.

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