Communities for Children fund other organisations to provide services including parenting support; group peer support for children, families or carers; case management; home visiting services; and other supports to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Communities for Children programs may include parenting support, family and peer support for children and family members including grandparent carers, facilitated playgroups, case management and home visiting services.
Our programs support the well being of children by working alongside families and the Cranbourne community to help build their strengths.
Fore more information visit the Australian Government website.
We partner with a number of organisations who coordinate and run each of the programs. For more information head to Our Partners pages or the specific program pages listed below.
A range of programs and initiatives to support the wellbeing and development of families in Cranbourne.Find out more
What: Share your experiences and find support from other parents who truly understand the struggles of having a child with ADHD
Who: Parents of children living with ADHD currently living, working or schooling within Cranbourne
Having a child with ADHD can be challenging, exhausting and emotional. Parents face issues on a daily basis regarding this hidden disability. Our support group provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences, stories and knowledge and be supported by other parents who truly understand the struggles of life that families and their children go through every day.Find out more
What: An 8 week program helping families establish safety, rebuild relationships and move forward with their lives
Who: For parents and children who have experienced family violence
Facilitated by Anglicare Victoria, our 8 week program offer parents and children the opportunity to share and learn ways to cope with particular behaviours in age appropriate ways to encourage engagement.Find out more
What: A structured group program for men who have completed a Men’s Behaviour Change Program Level 2 in the past year
Who: For dads who have used violence in their relationships
A program for men who have completed a men’s behaviour change program in the past year, and who are currently parenting children on a part or full-time basis, or are hoping to redevelop a relationship with their children.Find out more
What: Supported playgroup for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families
Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children up to 5yrs living in Cranbourne , with their carers and families
Where: Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
Set within a culturally safe and meaningful early years learning environment where Indigenous Elders, artists and cultural educators come along to share traditional cultural knowledge, stories and language with families in the bush playgroup.Find out more
What: A 10 week program that strengthens cultural, community and educational engagement
Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys in Grades 5 & 6 at Cranbourne primary schools
A 10 week program that strengthens Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys’ engagement with their culture, community and education.Find out more
What: A 6 week program that focuses on building the relationship with your child
Who: For parents of children aged 0-12 years
Tuning in to Kids is a highly regarded and well-researched program that supports parents to develop and enhance their parenting skills, focusing on building the relationship between parent and child.Find out more
What: A Young Parents Education Program which reconnects young parents to access the VCAL in a supportive and flexible environment
Who: Young Parents aged 15-20 yrs old
A Young Parents Education Program which reconnects young parents to access the VCAL in a supportive and flexible environmentFind out more