Who is it for?
Surviving Adolescence is a 4-session program designed for parents and carers to better cope with the challenges associated with parenting an adolescent.
The group helps parents and carers to find better ways to deal with conflict with their adolescent children and encourage stronger relationships, communication and problem resolution as young people move towards adulthood.
What will it be like?
It is common for people to experience some initial anxiety over the prospect of participating in a group, and don’t know what to expect. Being in a group offers a safe, supportive environment where you can share your thoughts and ideas, and learn from others experiencing similar challenges. Group participants say they feel less alone, isolated and judged, and that groups help in finding new solutions to dilemmas or problems.
Our groups typically have 8-12 participants. The group facilitators provide information, create discussion, allow for self-reflection, goal setting and learning new skills. You will experience a positive, practical approach that builds on strengths within yourself and in your relationships. Participating in a group program is an effective way to gain the confidence to turn negative habits and cycles into positive ones, manage strong emotions constructively and create the future you want.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
How can it help me?
The 4 session program is designed to help you to understand:
- How it feels to be an adolescent
- The stages of development in adolescence
- How to approach conflict situations with an adolescent
- Expectations that are placed on adolescents and the impact of this.
Booking this program
Fees are determined based on your income at a level affordable to you. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay fees.
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Bookings are through Headspace: Call 4929 4201