Parenting

We help provide early childhood skills training and parent support to mothers and carers to ensure that children get the best start in life.

Snuggles for Mums and Bubs – Geraldton

This is a first time Mums group in partnership with St John of God for Mums, for babies under 8 months and expectant Mums.  This friendly group has a variety of speakers who are specialists in their field.

WHAT THIS SERVICE PROVIDES

This FREE parenting group provides opportunities for first time Mums with young babies less than 8 months of age and expectant Mums to gain Support, Nurture, Understanding, Guidance, Growth, Learning, Enjoyment and Socialising.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

For first time Mums with babies 8 months and under and expectant Mums.

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

Each week a different guest speaker presents information in their area of specialty e g. infant resuscitation, introduction to solids. Mums are encouraged to attend all sessions of this group in order to fully benefit from the experience.

This parenting group provides a safe environment to meet other new Mums, build strong support networks and lasting friendships. A variety of friendly professionals are on hand to answer any questions of concern they may have.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

This programme is a partnership between Centacare and St John of God Hospital, run during the school terms. Due to limited places, registration is a must for each term. Only those registered will be permitted to participate.

A midwife from St John of God Hospital also attends every session of the group to answer any questions or provide any direction that the Mums may seek.


Staying Connected – Geraldton and via Telephone

To assist separated parents to explore healthy ways to communicate with each other, for the benefit of their children.

WHAT THIS SERVICE PROVIDES

Staying Connected is a workshop for separated parents focussing on the wellbeing of their children, themselves as parents and exploring better ways to communicate with the other parent.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

Staying Connected helps separated parents have strong, healthy relationship with their children. This workshop is for separated parents, step parents or other caregivers of the children in a separated family. Each parent or caregiver attends the workshop separately.

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

This 3 hour, one off workshop helps parents to:

  • Understand the effects of family separation on children
  • Understand the impact of parental conflict on children
  • Improve communication with the other parent
  • Be a more effective parent

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Staying Connected is offered via telephone for persons outside of the Geraldton area when required.

Attending and completing Staying Connected is a compulsory component when engaging with the Children’s Contact Service or Family Dispute Resolution through the Family Relationship Centre.

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This programme is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office.

Post Separation Cooperative Parenting Counselling- Geraldton

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WHAT THIS SERVICE PROVIDES

Post Separation Cooperative Parenting services help separated parents who are fighting, learn how parental conflict affects children and how to focus on the needs of the children.

WHO THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR

To assist highly conflicted parents in regional areas manage their conflicts in the child’s best interests

WHAT THIS SERVICE ENTAILS

The program is aimed at both parents individually and is helpful even if only one parent attends. The service provides a short educational seminar, counselling and individual support as appropriate to each case.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

In some cases, families in high conflict may be referred by the courts to these services.

There is a fee based on income starting at $5 for those on a Centrelink Benefit.

FUNDING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This programme is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Social Services.


Children and Schooling Programme – Mt Magnet (Bidi Bidi)

To assist local mothers/carers and children to learn a range of critical skills that form the basis of a safe and effective parent/child relationship. Find out more.


Children and Schooling Programme – Yalgoo

To ensure that children have the best start in life by providing parents/caregivers with support and skills training on early childhood development and parenting. Find out more.

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