Relationship Support

Do you need help with your relationships? We’ll help get you on track. CatholicCare provides a range of courses. Please click on the down arrows on the right for more information about each program.

Bringing Baby Home

Designed to help new parents prepare for life with baby. Learn how to strengthen your relationship as a couple and how to promote healthy social and emotional development in your child. This is a group program held over two sessions.

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

Inspire - Art Therapy

A fortnightly group for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. Inspire assists women in developing new personal networks, regain confidence, manage emotions and build self-compassion in a fun and supportive environment using art therapy and other techniques.

For more information contact our:

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

 

Just for Dads

Looks at parenting issues confronting men in Australia. We explore the challenges of fathering with topics like child development, communication, dealing with strong emotions, discipline, self-esteem, healthy relationships and domestic and family violence.

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

 

Keeping Kids in Mind

Parents love their children and want the best for them. Following separation, parenting often gets much tougher. This is a 5 week course for separated parents who are experiencing ongoing conflict. It is designed to assist parents to see separation through their children’s eyes and provides tips on how to support children through separation.

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.auu

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

 

Marriage Preparation

We offer two marriage preparation courses, available in both religious and non-religious formats.

FOCCUS

This pre-marriage education program helps couples learn more about themselves and their relationship. Couples respond individually to a survey exploring topics such as:

  • Communication
  • Dual careers
  • Extended family
  • Finances
  • Friends and interests
  • Intimacy
  • Lifestyle expectations
  • Parenting
  • Problem-solving
  • Religion

These responses are then compared, with areas of strengths and areas for growth highlighted and discussed in feedback sessions with an accredited Relationship Educator.

FOCCUS pre-marriage education is not counselling. It is not a test that a couple ‘passes’ or ‘fails’. It is designed to provide an understanding of what you and your partner will bring into your marriage. Cost: $350 per couple.

Based over two sessions, FOCCUS is offered at our Waitara, Naremburn & Brookvale Centres. All bookings are made via our Waitara Family Centre.

Waitara Family Centre
P: (02) 9488 2400
E: waitarafamilycentre@dbb.org.au


PREPARE ENRICH

For over 30 years, PREPARE ENRICH has helped couples strengthen their relationships. It has empowered and energised more than 3 million couples!

The main component of the program is an online survey which identifies the unique strengths and potential growth areas in your relationship.

You’ll meet with a facilitator trained to provide feedback by helping you understand your results and you’ll learn important relationship skills. Built on a solid research foundation, PREPARE ENRICH has been improved and refined over the years to become one of the best, most effective, easy-to-use relationship assessment tools available.

PREPARE ENRICH will:

  • Identify strength and growth areas
  • Explore personality traits
  • Strengthen communication skills
  • Resolve conflicts and reduce stress
  • Compare family backgrounds
  • Comfortably discuss financial issues
  • Establish personal, couple and family goals

This program is available at our Waitara Family Centre only. Cost: $350 per couple.

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

 

Regaining Self

Looks at issues relating to the impacts of domestic and family violence. Topics include identifying violence, the law, the impact on children and on self-esteem, communication, anger and sadness, recognising healthy relationships, stages of change and how to move on.

For more information contact our:

Central Coast Family Centre
P: (02) 4356 2600
E: ccfc@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.auu

 

Shark Cage

Assists women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Shark Cage teaches women their rights, improves awareness of abusive behaviours and how to identify and respond to such behaviour, and ways to decrease the likelihood of domestic/family violence happening again.

For more information contact our:

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

 

Women of Strength

An 8 week support group for women who have experienced an abusive
relationship. Women learn about the dynamics of an abusive relationship,
how to improve their self-esteem, reduce self-blame and explore options for
the future. You will meet other women in a similar situation.

For more information contact our:

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

 

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