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Parent Education Programs & Support Groups


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 2018


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Kingston Family Support Service will bring the new Strengthening and Raising Healthy Families program at Westall Community Hub.  A free program for Kingston parents!

The purpose of the program is to provide parents with support and education in raising healthy children and families through the use of mutual respect, knowledge development of ages and stages of child development, the utilisation of positive strategies and boundaries to yield better outcomes in child behaviour (through the use of positive discipline techniques), emotional and social development and mental health.

The program would be structured to train and educate parents on positive parenting, increase community resources awareness and utilisation of services.

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

The program runs from 15th August to 5th September and 14th November to 5th December on Wednesday mornings for 8 weeks.  The sessions are held from 9.30am-11am at Westall Community Hub – 35 Fairbank Road, Clayton South.
Bookings are essential.  Registrations close Wednesday 8th August.  For further information download the Strengthening and Raising Healthy Families flyer or contact Kingston Youth and Family Services on 1300 369 436 or youth.services@kingston.vic.gov.au.



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Kingston Family Support Service together with Better Men Australia are joining to bring Pit Stop Parenting Program for Men to Kingston.  Pit Stop was created by men for men, to get a better handle on what Fathers can do to help rise happy and healthy children. Pit Stop assists fathers with:

  • Strategies on how to develop a healthy parenting style
  • Improve family communication and closeness
  • How to steer children through stressful stages
  • How to discipline children appropriately
  • Provide evidence on why Dads matter to children
  • Balancing life, Work and Family
  • Motivation be committed, confident, capable and caring

Pit Stop has something for every Dad no matter how old are children. The program has been designed for executive Dads, separated Dads, solo Dads, teenage Dads, step Dads, grand Dads, first time Dads, Dads of infants, young children, primary schoolers, high schoolers or Dads of particular cultures.

The next Pit Stop Parenting Program runs for 6 weeks from Tuesday the 9th October to 20th November on Tuesday evenings (except for Cup Day on 6th November).  The sessions are held from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at held at Kingston Council’s Mentone Office.

Bookings are essential.  Registrations close Wednesday 2nd October.  Please download the Pit Stop Parenting Flyer for further information or contact Kingston Youth and Family Services on 1300 369 436 or youth.services@kingston.vic.gov.au.