Group Programs

Current Programs


Tuning In To Kids

Every Tuesday for six weeks from
From 12 February 2019 to 19 March 2019
from 10am to 12.30pm
at the Salvation Army Hall
156 Bay Road Bolton Point

Tuning in to Kids


  Parenting Programs

Previous Programs


                Seasons for Growth

Seasons for Growth:  Exploring the stages of Grief

Learn how to:
  • Better understand and manage your particular experience
  • of loss
  • Learn about the Tasks of Grief
  • Explore the importance of feelings, memories, forgiveness,
  • transformative change, choices and support networks in
  • adapting to new or changed context in your life
Suitable for:
Parents with children o to 12 years old who have experienced a loss or significent change.

            Bringing Up Great Kids

Bringing up Great Kids

Purpose/Main focus of program:
The program is attachment / relationship based and it is expected that parents will come to:
  • learn about the origins of their own parenting style and how it can be more effective
  • identify the important messages they want to convey to their children and how to achieve this
  • understand the messages that children communicate to their parents and how they do this
  • discover how to overcome some of the obstacles that are getting in the way of being the kind of parent they would like to be
  • learn about the importance of building self esteem in children
  • discover ways for parents to take care of themselves
Target audience:
There are two programs “Bringing up Great Kids in the Early Years” for parents of children 0 to 6 and “Bringing up Great Kids” for parents of any age 0 to young adult.

Delivery options:
Best suited to a group program as many of the activities are interactive and require small groups of people. However the creators are happy for the program to be delivered in parts or for workers to use the handouts and activities in whatever way they choose. At home delivery is possible but would require adaption of some of the activities.

Summary of program:
These are 12 hour programs designed to be delivered in six 2 hour sessions but could be adapted into four 3 hour sessions or two 6 hour sessions.

The program uses ideas of mindfulness and reflection to support parents to review and enhance patterns of communication with their children, to promote more respectful interactions and encourage the development of children’s positive self-identity. It also works to establish a new relationship context for children and their parents through facilitating opportunities for positive exchanges. Parents are encouraged to explore and reflect upon messages they received from their own experience of being parented.

                Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Learn how to:
  • Recognise abuse and neglect
  • Understand the effects of
    abuse and neglect on children
  • Make changes to prevent
    abuse and neglect

Suitable for:
  • Parents with children
    ​0 to 12 years old

Triple P Group

Triple P Seminar Series

                Group Programs

“Positive Parenting is an approach to raising children that aims to promote children’s development and
manage children’s behaviour in a constructive and non-hurtful way”(Sanders,1992)

Purpose/Main focus of program:
  • Develop positive relationships with your child
  • Encourage better behaviour from your child
  • Deal consistently and decisively with the problem behaviour
  • Take the stress out of parenting

Target audience:
This program targets parents/carers of 2 to 12 year olds, the strategies are most effective for 3-10 year olds. This program is suitable for children with mild to severe behaviour difficulties including those with ADHD or conduct disorder.

Delivery options:
Can be delivered as a group, 1:1 or self-directed. We have the option to deliver this as an Indigenous triple P group model as well.

Summary of program:
This program is run over eight weeks, with five of those weeks being face to face. The breakdown is:

  • 4 weeks face to face (2 hours per session)
  • 3 weeks follow up phone calls (15-30 per phone call for each participant)
  • 1 week final session (2 hours per session)

The program covers five key aspects:

  • Having a safe, interesting environment
  • Having a positive learning environment
  • Using assertive discipline
  • Having realistic expectations
  • Taking care of yourself as a parent

                                                    Seminar Series

“Positive Parenting is an approach to raising children that aims to promote children’s development and manage children’s behaviour in a constructive and non-hurtful way” (Sanders, 1992)
Purpose/Main Focus of Program:
  • To help parents identify the positive parenting principles and strategies they already use
  • Identify additional strategies that they think would be of benefit to their child
  • Set some goals related to changes they would like to make in their parenting
Target Audience:
Parents of children 2-12 yrs who are interested in learning positive ways of promoting children’s development. They may have minor concerns about their child’s behaviour.
Delivery Options:
The program consists of three 90-minute seminar presentations which are designed as an overview of Positive Parenting, within a framework of ‘self-regulation’. Information is presented with PowerPoint slides and handout ‘tip sheets’ for participants.
Summary of the Program:
The seminars came about due to a need for a less intensive form of group parent training than the 8 session Triple P group program.

  • Session 1 – ‘The Power of Positive Parenting’ includes:
    Creating a safe, interesting environment; Having a positive learning environment; Using assertive discipline; Having realistic expectations and Looking after yourself as a parent.

  • Session 2 –‘Raising Confident, Competent Children’ includes:
    Showing respect to others; Encouraging co-operation; Communication and social skills; Building self-esteem; Problem-solving; Developing  independence

  • Session 3 – ‘Raising Resilient Children’ includes:
    Emotional resilience; Expressing feelings appropriately; Building a positive outlook; Coping with life events

                                                                                                   The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years Parents, Teachers and Children Training Series (3 to 6 years)

Purpose/Main focus of program:
·         To improve parent-child relationship through the use of play. 
·         To teach parents how to help their child develop emotional, social, academic and persistence skills.
·         Provide parents with strategies to encourage the behaviour they want to see.
·         Provide parents with skills in developing and following through with rules and routines.

Target audience:
This program, while targeting parents of 3 to 6 year olds, would easily cover parents of 2 to 12 year olds.

Delivery options:
Best suited to a group setting over two terms as program is designed to utilise parents own expertise and the expertise of other parents rather than a focus on the presenter as the expert.  Aspects could be used 1:1, but the presenter would take on a teaching role rather than facilitator.

Summary of program:
This program is run over eleven 2 ½ hour sessions with homework each week.  Parents must attend both halves of the program outlined below.

The first half of the program covers:
·         Improving your relationship with your child
·         how to utilise play to develop a child’s emotional control, appropriate social behaviour, ability to problem solve and persistence with frustrating tasks 
·         Using effective praise and rewards to encourage the behaviours you want to see more of

The second half of the program covers:
·         how we can utilise routine, clear rules and directions, ignoring and distraction to reduce challenging behaviours 
·         appropriate consequences for challenging behaviour
·         a more in depth look at teaching children to problem solve 


Finding Eagles Building Strength and Hope

Finding Eagles Building Strength and Hope

The program is for children in years 3-6 at primary school and is attended by both parent and child together.  Topics covered include:
  • Developing and supporting a sense of safety
  • Managing emotions and calming strategies
  • Recognising unhelpful thoughts
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strengthening connections

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning In To Kids

Learn how to:
  • Better understand and talk with your child
  • Help your child learn to manage their emotions
  • Prevent behaviour problems
  • Teach your child to deal with conflict

Suitable for:
  • Parents/carers of children under 12.