TARGETED EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
Parenting can be a tough gig, and we all need a little support from time to time. This program aims to strengthen family relationships by providing home visits to families who are experiencing challenges with parenting. Families can refer themselves to our Family & Community Centre Hubs if they would like to talk to a caseworker about child development or behaviour issues, feeling socially isolated, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, gambling, housing issues, childcare or other support issues. This is a free service.
Caseworkers undertake assessments and work with you on how to best support your family. Group based initiatives are also available including supported playgroups as well as via parenting courses such as:
CIRCLE OF SECURITY
This 8 week program is suitable for parents of children 0 – 5 years. Understand your child’s behaviour, help your child manage their emotions, develop more skills to build a positive relationship with your child and learn how to build their confidence and self-esteem.
As a parent it can be hard to understand baby’s development and crying cues. Parents will learn several massage techniques for babies to respond and support their baby’s contentedness and security.
TUNING INTO KIDS
Children who develop emotional intelligence often do better emotionally and socially and have better health and fewer behavioural difficulties. Learn skills to assist your child to understand and manage their emotions. Explore how to deal with frustrations and conflict and how to help your child develop good social skills and positive behaviours.
TUNING INTO TEENS
Understand adolescent development, guide your teens increasing independence, learn how to deal with peer pressure and how to create opportunities for connection.
POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (TRIPLE P) SEMINAR
This group addresses general parenting issues including why children behave in certain ways. Learn how to respond and deal decisively and effectively with aggression, non-cooperation and disobedience. You will gain a greater understanding of how to help your child manage strong emotions.
INTENSIVE FAMILY PRESERVATION SUPPORT
This program is for families with children aged 0 – 18 years who have been identified as being at high risk of harm by the NSW Family & Community Services. Families referred to this program receive intensive support from a specialist caseworker for 6 months. Caseworkers and families work together to develop safety action plans and work to reduce risks to children so that Family & Community Services can be assured children are safe and can remain at home.
This program operates a 24/7 telephone support for families to assist them to implement change. Referrals to this program are received through Pennant Hills or Chatswood Community Service Centres. This is a free service.