Parent Support

Where:
Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre

Time: Tuesday to Thursday in Mullumbimby by appointment.

Services: Specialist Parent Educator delivering through Brighter Futures and Community referrals.

Cost: Free

Parenting Programs
For more information about any of these programs and how they may be delivered, please feel free to ring
Vanessa Hodges Schembri
6684 1286 / 0459808001
or email
PARENTeam@mdnc.org.au

Circle of Security Parenting

This program has been designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children (aged 0 to 12). Decades of university-based research has confirmed that secure children have greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively. This is a reflective program that provides parents with immense opportunities to better understand themselves and the world of their children. For more information on this program go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wpz8m0BFM8

*Combination of DVD based program and facilitator lead discussion.
6-7 sessions required

Standard Triple P – Positive Parenting

A program based on extensive research that shows the importance of positive, effective parenting. Designed to give parents/ carers of children aged 3-8yrs a better understanding of the developmental needs of children and the common causes of challenging behaviour. Parents are supported to apply a series of simple strategies to manage common behavioural issues and promote a more positive home environment for their families.

*Combination of DVD based program and facilitator lead discussion. Work book provided and optional follow-up.
6 sessions required (with follow up phone call sessions if applicable)

Stepping Stones Triple P
(FOR FAMILIES WITH A CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH A DISABILITY)

Part of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Stepping Stones Triple P recognises that parents raising a child diagnosed with a disability face exceptional challenges. This program is designed to be delivered in a personal and tailored way and as such parents are supported to tackle the specific behaviours or issues that they are concerned about by drawing on a range of proven and effective strategies.

*Combination of DVD and facilitator lead discussion. Resource books provided with optional follow up. Families with a child under 10 may also participate in Sydney University Research Project. This would involve a follow up phone call from the research team in Sydney. Families will be given a gift card for their time.

4 sessions required (or more if needed)

Keeping Kids In Mind

(FOR FAMILIES EXPERIENCING SEPARATION)

Parenting after a separation can be challenging for most parents. Extensive research indicates that children do best after separation when parents are able to manage their conflict in a way that is mindful of the impact on their children and respectful of their co-parents role in their child life. This child centred program is designed to support parents experiencing separation to better understand the needs of their children. It provides a range of strategies that can be adopted by parents in order to minimise the impact of conflict on their children.

*A combination of DVD footage and facilitator lead discussion and practical activities. A work book is provided.

4- 5 sessions required

My Kids and Me

(FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE A CHILD IN CARE)

A program for parents whose children have been removed and placed in out of home or kinship care. Parents in this situation can feel isolated and judged. Not only have parents lost their child but also their identity as a parent. This program is not designed to provide practical parenting strategies, but rather it aims to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences in a non-judgemental environment and look at opportunities for change.

*A combination of DVD footage and facilitator lead discussion and practical activities. A work book is provided.

7 sessions required

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