PARENTING (AND OTHER) COURSE CALENDAR 2021

1. Parent Effectiveness Training, P.E.T. 
 
TERM 3: eight Wednesdays, 21 July to 8 September 2021, 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm.
TERM 4: eight Tuesdays, 12 October to 30 November 2021, 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm.
 
Weston Community Hub. Facilitator – Larissa Dann: https://www.parentskills.com.au/ 
 

From Larissa’s website: 

“Parent Effectiveness Training is a gentle, peaceful parenting approach that helps develop a relationship of warmth and respect between children and their parents or carers. Importantly, P.E.T does not use punishment and reward to change a child’s behaviour. 

What is P.E.T.?

Essentially, P.E.T. is a set of communication skills, embedded in a philosophy of valuing, and respect for, children. Parents learn how to:

  • recognise ‘who owns the problem’
  • listen so the other feels understood
  • assert their needs without blaming or putting down others
  • deal with resistance
  • handle conflict, so that both parties (parent and child) can live with the outcome – “no-lose conflict resolution”
  • avoid the use of punishments or rewards
  • influence children, and skills for resolving values collisions.”

Larissa’s contact details can be found on her website.

 
 
2. Term 2Mindful Motherhood – Practical Tools for Staying Sane during Pregnancy and

Your Child’s First Year.
8 free sessions for pregnant women or new mothers of a baby under eight months of age, facilitated by Child and Family Centre Workers,
including weekly Yoga sessions with a certified Yoga instructor.

The aim of the group is to:
• Increase understanding of the concepts of mindfulness.
• Build confidence and skills to cope with stress.
• Promote emotional balance and assist with regulating emotions.
• Increase acceptance of emotions and thoughts
• Approach experiences with a calm and non-judgmental mind.
• Assisting with responding to your child’s thoughts and emotions.
For Registration and Information please contact the Intake Service at:
Gungahlin Child & Family Centre on 6207 0120

3. Messengers Program

Due to popular demand, the Messengers Program will again be offering free parenting seminars for challenged parents of adolescents.  Facilitated by social workers, Sarah O’Sullivan and Gretel Burgess, the seminars are designed to improve knowledge of adolescent development and confidence in using strategies to parent a teenager experiencing mental health issues.

The seminar will be held over two nights (Thursday, 6 & 13 May 2021, 5.30pm – 7.30pm) at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Generally, the seminars will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding adolescent development
  • Mental health concerns in teenagers (including anxiety, depression, & self-harm)
  • Positive communication
  • Coping strategies

Please visit the website for a registration form: https://www.tuggeranongarts.com/whats-on/parenting-help-seminar/

Limited spaces are available. For more information contact the program organisers on 6293 1443 or Messengers@tuggeranongarts.com

4. Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is the flexible, practical
way to develop skills, strategies, and confidence to handle any
parenting situation. It is backed by decades of research and
will give you an opportunity to meet other parents in similar
situations.
Aimed at parents and carers of children aged 2-12 years, Triple
P gives you the support and confidence to manage your child’s
behaviour and make your family life less stressful.
The program will run for a total of five face-to-face group sessions
plus three weekly phone check-ins to see how you are going.
Through information, activities
and help you will:
• Encourage the behaviour
you like
• Be realistic about parenting
• Build your family
relationships
• Take care of yourself
To register or find out more contact:
Lisa Anderson – Groups Facilitator 02 6122 7100 groups@racr.org.au

Attendance in person, weekly starts on Wednesday 19 May 2021 to Wednesday 9 June and
Wednesday 14 July from 4pm-6pm.
Cost: $80.00 per person including Triple P Every Parents workbook

5. Cool Kids: a program for children aged 9-12
years and their parents and carers at CatholicCare.

Cool Kids is a group program for children aged 9-12 years with anxiety, which
children and their parents/carers attend together. The program uses Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy to help children and their carers to better understand
anxiety, and develop strategies to manage anxiety.
Both children and carers must be able to attend
9 weekly sessions (after school hours) in a group of
approximately 6 families led by two clinicians from
CatholicCare.
Cool Kids has been developed for children who
experience anxiety for a range of reasons. However,
the program is generally not a suitable option for
children who have experienced trauma, or who
have additional mental health difficulties that could
impact their ability to take part in the group.

The program will run for 9 weeks:

Thursday 15th July
Thursday 22nd July
Thursday 29th July
Thursday 5th Aug
Thursday 12th Aug
Thursday 19th Aug
Thursday 26th Aug
Thursday 2nd Sept
Thursday 9th Sept

Time: 3:30–5pm

Venue: 57 Hicks Street,
Redhill, ACT

Interested in attending? Please call CHN on
02 6287 8066 to book an assessment.

6. Cool Little Kids: a program for parents
and carers of children aged 3-6 years at CatholicCare. 

Cool Little Kids is an evidence-based, group program for parents and carers of
younger children (children do not attend the group). The program helps parents
and carers to better understand the causes and consequences of anxiety, and
use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy strategies with their children to manage
feelings of anxiety.
 Parents and carers must be able to attend 6 weekly
sessions in a group of approximately 6 families led
by two clinicians from CatholicCare.
Cool Little Kids has been developed for children who
experience anxiety for a range of reasons. However,
the program is generally not a suitable option for
children who have experienced trauma, or who have
additional mental health difficulties.

The program will run for 6 weeks:

Thursday 29th July
Thursday 5th Aug
Thursday 12th Aug
Thursday 19th Aug
Thursday 26th Aug
Thursday 2nd Sept

Time: 9:30–11:00 am

Venue: Favier House, 51 Cooyong St, Braddon ACT

Interested in attending? Please call CHN on
02 6287 8066 to book an assessment.

7. Cool Kids: a program for children aged 7-9
years and their parents and carers at CatholicCare.

Cool Kids is a group program for children aged 7-9 years with anxiety, which
children and their parents/carers attend together. The program uses Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy to help children and their carers to better understand
anxiety, and develop strategies to manage anxiety.
Both children and carers must be able to attend
9 weekly sessions (after school hours) in a group of
approximately 6 families led by two clinicians from
CatholicCare.
Cool Kids has been developed for children who
experience anxiety for a range of reasons. However,
the program is generally not a suitable option for
children who have experienced trauma, or who
have additional mental health difficulties that could
impact their ability to take part in the group.

The program will run for 9 weeks:

Thursday 15th July
Thursday 22nd July
Thursday 29th July
Thursday 5th Aug
Thursday 12th Aug
Thursday 19th Aug
Thursday 26th Aug
Thursday 2nd Sept
Thursday 9th Sept

Time: 3:30–5:00 pm

Venue: Favier House, 51 Cooyong St, Braddon ACT Currong Street entry

Interested in attending? Please call CHN on
02 6287 8066 to book an assessment.