Information about the range of parenting programs and family services can be found on our Centre’s Information page.
Family services program
In some Children’s Centres, Family Services Coordinators are available to connect families with services and support families to learn more about parenting and child development
Family Services Coordinators do this by providing:
- Group programs for children on social and emotional wellbeing.
- Group programs on parenting, relationships, social and emotional wellbeing and trauma.
- A referral point for many issues affecting families.
- Counselling to help with parenting issues, feelings and behaviours
- Targeted Playgroups for parents and carers including Aboriginal families, dads and grandparents, new arrivals, refugees, teenage parents, foster carers, family day care educators, first time mums and children with disabilities.
As a parent you have the primary role of guiding and nurturing your child’s development and helping them grow and learn. Children’s Centres support you with this vital role by working with other organisations to offer a range of parenting programs.
These programs focus on parenting skills and child development and include early literacy, attachment, food, nutrition and exercise, and caring for children’s sensory, social and emotion, cognitive development as well as any learning and health needs.
Information about the range of parenting programs and family services available at Forbes can be found on our what’s on calendar.
Support for parents and carers
Parenting is a rewarding yet challenging role. At times every parent needs help. The following is a list of other services that might help you or someone you know.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
Alcohol and drug Information Service
Beyond Blue helps with depression and anxiety
Child Abuse Report Line
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Family Health Centres
To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Centre
phone 1300 733 606
The Domestic Violence Helpline
Financial Counselling and Support
Uniting Communities services are free, independent and confidential. Their financial counsellors are non-judgmental, qualified professionals and provide information, support and advocacy to people in financial difficulty.
Medicines and Drug Information Centre
The Medicines and Drug Information Centre provides information on using medicines in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for children.
Phone (08) 8161 7222
Parent Easy Guides
Raising Children Network
Women’s and Children’s Health Network
Last updated: May 29, 2018 at 10:36 am