Parenting Programs

CatholicCare provides a range of parenting education programs. Please click on the down arrows on the right for more information about each program.

1-2-3 Magic

This is a 3 week course for parents of 2 – 12 year olds. Learn how to manage behaviour without arguing or shouting. Learn effective methods to stop unwanted behaviours, increase co-operation and enhance your relationship with your children.

For more information contact our:

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Caring Dads

Some men have attitudes and behaviours towards their partners and family members which harm their families and children. This is a group program for men who want to improve their parenting skills and be better fathers.

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For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Circle of Security

This 8 week program is suitable for parents of children 0 – 5 years. It will help you understand your child’s behaviour, help your child manage their emotions, develop skills to build a positive relationship with your child and to build their confidence and self-esteem.

This program is run in all of our Family Centres. For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E:  ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

In Safe Hands

Deals with the impact of domestic and family violence on children. It helps parents understand what to look out for at different stages of a child’s growth and development. It also teaches parents how to assist their children and help them heal.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Infant Massage

Helps parents understand baby’s development and crying cues. Parents will learn several massage techniques for babies.

For more information contact our:

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Parental Wellbeing Group

Provides an opportunity to meet other parents in your area and build community relationships. You can share your experiences and ideas and learn about general wellbeing and how to best care for yourself.

For more information contact our:

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminar

This group addresses general parenting issues including why children behave
in certain ways. Learn how to respond and deal decisively and effectively
with aggression, non-cooperation and disobedience. You will gain a greater
understanding of how to help your child manage strong emotions.

This  seminar is run in all of our Family Centres as well as across our local communities. For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) continuing group program

Builds on the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) seminar detailed above.
This group program helps you develop and practice the skills.

For more information contact our:

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Seasons for Growth

Everyone experiences loss and change at some time in their lives. It may
be death, separation, divorce, loss of home, job, dreams or lifestyle. This
program provides an opportunity for adults to think about and understand
their own loss experiences. You’ll be supported through presentations to
reflect, and learn skills to help you better cope with the journey through
grief.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Supported Playgroup

Our playgroups help children to explore and learn, and provide a place for parents to socialise and discuss their children’s development with a qualified worker. Playgroups help children improve their social, motor and language skills in a safe, fun environment. Please contact our Centres for dates and times.

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Tuning into Kids

Children who develop emotional intelligence often do better emotionally and socially and have better health and fewer behavioural difficulties. Learn skills to assist your child in understanding and managing their emotions. Explore how to deal with frustrations and conflict and how to develop good social skills and positive behaviours.

This program is based out of all our Family Centres.

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

 

 

Tuning into Teens

Understand adolescent development, guide your teens increasing independence, learn how to deal with peer pressure and how to create opportunities for connection.

For more information contact our:

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Wrapped in Angels

Helps children and adults who have experienced trauma and abuse. The group is a unique journey of rediscovery and recovery that explores our lives. It involves creating a blanket – a representation of love, protection, warmth and safety. The blanket is yours to keep.

Cost: $60 per family to cover materials (financial concessions are available).

For more information contact our:

Naremburn Family Centre
P: (02) 8425 8700
E: nfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Northern Beaches Family Centre
P: (02) 8043 2600
E: nbfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: wfc@catholiccaredbb.org.au

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