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Family education program

We promote a range of educational events to help families with parenting.

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Upcoming sessions

Managing change for primary children

We all know that children, and adults, have had to deal with a lot of change in the last year. This interactive session is an opportunity to hear from other parents. We will explore some of the fears and worries our children have around change and how we can respond to these. We will discuss a range of resilience skills and strategies that may be helpful to support your children during periods of change. This session is for parents of pre-school and primary school-aged children.

When: Tuesday 19 January, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free  

Recommended for: parents/carers of young people aged 5-10

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Managing change for teenagers (12 years and older)

We all know that teens, and adults, have had to deal with a lot of change in the past year. This interactive session is an opportunity to hear from other parents. We will explore some of the fears and worries our teens have around change and how we can respond to these. We will discuss a range of resilience skills and strategies that may be helpful to support your children during any changes they are going through. This session is for parents of pre-teens and teenagers

When: Wednesday 20 January 6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: Parents/carers of young people aged 12 and older

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Managing your child’s anxiety

Presented By: ParentZone

This interactive session focuses on:

  • what are the typical fears, worries, and anxieties that our children experience
  • understanding and empathising with their experiences -exploring ideas and responses that support them

When: Wednesday 10 February, 10am-11.30am

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: Parents/carers of children

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Bringing up great kids (six-week program)

Presented By: Drummond street services & ParentZone

Bringing up great kids is a mindful parenting program which gives parents the skills to slow down and respond to children in a calm and relaxed manner, leading to less stress in their lives and positive changes in their children’s behaviour.

The BUGK program supports parents as they explore what influences their parenting practices, and the messages their passing onto their children.

When: Tuesdays 16 - 23 February & 2 - 23 March 10:00am-11.30am 

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: parents/carers of children (aged 2-10)

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Parents building solutions for teens (eight-week program)

Do you want to:
• Help your teen cope in a chaotic world?
• Improve your teen's confidence and self-esteem?
• Help your teen to with deal anxious feelings?
• Develop strategies to manage anger?
• Talk so your teens will listen?
Come along to these sessions to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!

When: Wednesdays 10 February - 31 March 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (eight-week program) 
Recommended for: parents/carers of young people aged 10-25

An overview of child, youth and family services

Presented by: DPV Health

This session is an overview of the services available at DPV Health to support children, youth and their families.

This session will talk about referral pathways, eligibility criteria and reasons to refer to DPV Health paediatric allied health services.

When: Thursday 18 February 2021, 10am-11.30am

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: Parents/carers of young children

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Preparing for your NDIS Plan Review

Presented by: Association for Children with a Disability.

This informative and useful session will be facilitated by the Association for Children with a Disability and will focus on building your confidence about your child’s plan review, provide you with tips on how to be well prepared, clearly explain the Plan Review process and support you to have a plan for your next Plan Review meeting.

When: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10am-11.30am

Where: Online webinar

Cost: Free

Recommended for: Parents/carers of children (aged 0-18)

For more information: Contact Council’s Family Services Education Officer on 9404 8865 or email familytraining@whittlesea.vic.gov.au