Family Life and
Parenting

Flying Solo

This group is designed for single parents to learn how to address grief and loss issues and understand and deal effectively with children’s reaction to change. Participants will develop ways to preserve the new family bonds and be able to build positive futures for the new family unit.

Family Relationship Centre

If you or someone you know is separated or in the process of separating, our Family Relationship Centres (FRC) can help. We provide a safe and confidential environment where families can access information and support and where appropriate family dispute resolution (mediation).

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is a program designed for parents and carers of children aged 0-12 years who want to strengthen the bonds with their children and would like support to help their children to build secure relationships.

Kidspace

Kidspace is an 8 session group for 5 to 12 year olds who have experienced violence in their families. Parents and children will be guided to improve communication, minimise conflict and build stronger relationships through discussion, games and activities designed to encourage support and cooperation. Families also benefit from meeting and engaging with other families who are experiencing similar challenges.

Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing up Great Kids is an evidence based FREE 4 week program for parents with children of any age. This program will assist parents with communication, parenting techniques and encouraging respectful relationships between parents and their children.

Communicating with Kids

The Communicating with Kids seminar is for parents who want strategies and ideas to enhance communication with kids in order to enhance family relationships. This seminar will help you to understand how children communicate, both verbally and other ways.

Western Sydney Family Referral Service

If you are looking for assistance to link you and your family with local services, Western Sydney Family Referral Service assists vulnerable families, young people and children to cope in difficult times and will be able to link you with services and support networks to meet your needs.

Family Counselling

Family counselling is for families who are experiencing relationship issues and communication difficulties. Family Counselling can help your family communicate better and find solutions to meet your needs.

Parenting After Separation-Focus on kids

Parenting after Separation is a group for separated parents and carers who want to learn more about how they can best support their child through the process of family separation. The group will help you to learn more about managing your ongoing relationship with a former partner and to reduce conflict, whilst supporting your children during this transition.

Aftercare Resource Centre (ARC)

Whether you are preparing to leave out-of-home care, or you have left your care arrangements and are transitioning into independent living, the Aftercare Resource Centre (ARC) can provide you with support and information that will enable you to start the process of independent living effectively.

Self Esteem and Communication

Self Esteem & Communication is an 8-session group for those who wish to develop their self-confidence, communication skills and conflict resolution abilities. This may be in relation to previous stresses or difficulties in their current relationships at work, home or in the community.

Collaborative Practice

ICP, which is often shortened to Collaborative Practice is like mediation but with a team. We will work together with you and your former spouse or partner, providing assistance in making arrangements for children, and sorting out financial and property matters.

RAPS -Adolescent Mediation and Family Therapy

Do you have difficulties in resolving family relationship issues as a parent with your teenager? RAPS works with teenagers and their families to provide customised solutions that will work for both the young person and the family.

Building Stronger Families

Do you want to learn how to build strong relationships within your family? Are you facing stresses and challenges that are impacting on your behaviour and relationships with your family?

You will learn how to build family connections that are strong, respectful and caring during weekly group sessions for Arabic-speaking men who are new to Australia. In this free program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that impact relationships. You will also learn about the dynamics of power and control in families and of relationships between men and women in Australia. This private, confidential program is run by Arabic-speaking facilitators and also provides social support for your family.

Surviving Adolescence

Surviving Adolescence is a program designed for parents and carers to better cope with the challenges associated with parenting an adolescent and encourage stronger relationships, communication and problem resolution as young people move towards adulthood.

Building Healthy Relationships

Building Healthy Relationships is an educational seminar that supports school students to understand the nature of healthy relationships. This program is suitable for school communities with 15 to 18-year-old students who will gain a greater understanding of healthy relationships and how they can develop these relationships within their families and communities.

Understanding Bullying

Understanding Bullying is a seminar for parents and carers who would like guidance on how to effectively support their child who may have experienced bullying in the past or be experiencing it currently.

Triple P

Triple P is a parenting program for families that provides practical answers to everyday parenting concerns. This group program gives you the opportunity to develop skills, gain support from other parent/carers, and view video demonstrations of core parenting skills.

Kids In Care

Kid in Care is a 6-8 session group for parents whose children are not in their care. The group helps parents to deal with the grief and loss experienced when their children are in out of home care and explores positive strategies for dealing with their circumstances.

Making Stepfamilies Work

Making Stepfamilies Work is a 1-session seminar for couples in a stepfamily relationship or for those considering forming a stepfamily. It supports couples to explore the changes that come in forming a stepfamily and work towards strengthening relationships in the family.

Managing Children’s Behaviour

Managing Children’s Behaviour is for parents and carers who would like to build better relationships with their children and support and guidance when faced with the challenge of managing difficult behaviour in their children.

Touchstone -Adolescent Mediation and Family Therapy

Do you have difficulties resolving family relationship issues as a parent with your teenager? Our Touchstone services work with teenagers and their families to provide customised solutions that will work for both young people and their families.

Parenting Order Programs (POP)

Parenting Order Program (POP) is particularly useful if you are experiencing conflict in adhering to parenting orders made by the court, or as agreed with your former partner in an outside court settlement. This program will assist you to reduce conflict and stay focused on your children's needs.

Managing After Separation

Managing After Separation is an 8-session group for people who have recently separated and would like support to move forward in a positive way. The group aims to help participants to focus on their future and re-establish feelings of worth and hope.

Connected Kids and Families

Connected Kids and Families is aimed at parents and children aged 7-12 years. This fun, activity based group aims to build closer connections, improve communication, minimise conflict and build stronger relationships between children and their parents.

Supported Playgroup

Do you have limited time to spend with your children? As a parent do you need the opportunity to learn and develop parenting skills? The Supported playgroup offers a secure, child-friendly environment with large play rooms, plenty of outdoor space for team sports and activities.

Face-to-face Counselling

An opportunity to talk with trained and experienced professionals about issues that are affecting you.

Team-based Counselling

Team appointments are for couples and families who want the opportunity to have their story heard by more than one experienced practitioner. Team appointments allows for more interaction, different perspectives and effective solutions for everyone involved.
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