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Parent Education Programs & Support Groups

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Kingston Family Support Service offers a number of Parent Education Programs & Support Groups throughout the year. These services provide the opportunity to socialise with other parents and carers in the local area, meet with family services staff and participate in regular informative and recreational activities whilst also gaining valuable information, education and support.

What’s On for 2019


STRENGTHENING & RAISING HEALTHY FAMILIES

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The Strengthening and Raising Healthy Family Program will be delivered by the Kingston Family Support Service staff, and will run consecutively for 8 weeks at the Westall Community Hub.

 

The purpose of the program is to provide parents with support and education in raising healthy children and families. The weekly sessions will assist parents to undertake positive parenting through mutual respect, assist in developing an understanding of the ages and stages of child development, and learn positive strategies and boundaries that will yield better outcomes in their children’s behaviour, including understanding the importance play and its impact on their emotional, cognitive and social development.

 

The program is structured to train and educate parents in the implementation of strategies and techniques, that will enable them to understand these crucial stages in their children’s development, increase their community resources awareness and service utilisation.

 

This program will provide parents with information that will empower them to understand the need for positive parenting and assist them in raising healthy families.

 

 Our next program runs from 1st of May to 3rd of July 2019, Wednesday mornings for 8 weeks.  The sessions are held from 9.30am to 10:45am at Westall Community Hub which is located at 35 Fairbank Road, Clayton South.

Bookings are essential.  Registrations close Wednesday 24 April.  For further information download the Strengthening and Raising Healthy Families Flyer 2019 or contact Kingston Family Support Services on 8551 1202 or cf2fs@kingston.vic.gov.au
PIT STOP – HELPING DADS HIT THEIR PARENTING STRIDE

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Kingston Family Support Service together with Better Men Australia have joined together to bring Pit Stop Parenting Program for Men to the City of Kingston.

Pit Stop was created by men for men, to get a better handle on what fathers can do to help raise happy and healthy children. Just a sample of the information that the program would provide fathers:

  • Strategies on how to develop a healthy parenting style
  • Improve family communication and closeness
  • Understand and implement how to steer children through stressful stages
  • How to discipline children
  • Provide evidence on why Dads matter to children
  • Balance life, work and family, and
  • Motivate Dads to be committed, confident, capable and caring, when parenting.

Pit Stop has something for every Dad, no matter how old their children. The program has been designed for executive Dads, separated Dads, single Dads, teenage Dads, step Dads, grand Dads, first time Dads, Dads of infants, young children, primary schoolers, high schoolers, Dads from all cultures and same sex Dads.

The next Pit Stop Parenting Program runs for 6 weeks on the following Tuesdays

  • 30th of April
  • 7th of May
  • 14 of May
  • 21st of May
  • 28th of May
  • 4th of June

These sessions are from 7.00pm – 9.00pm will be held at Westall Community Hub located at 35 Fairbank Road, Clayton South.

Bookings are essential.  Registrations close Wednesday 17th of April.  Please download the Pit Stop Flyer 2019 for further information or contact Kingston Family Support Services on 9581 4860 or Ranka at 8551 1202. All email enquiries can be directed to cf2fs@kingston.vic.gov.au