For Parents & Families 

Supporting parent and families to meet their challenges is a fundamental part of what we do. Our aim is to help you become stronger, more resilient and better connected with your community in the process.

Services For Parents & Families

School Attendance Support Program (SASP)

School Attendance Support Program (SASP) aims to support children and their families to improve primary school attendance.

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Plan Management

Under NDIS Plan Management, your Plan Manager will help take the stress out of managing your finances and the day to day administration of your NDIS plan. Your NDIS Plan Manager provides you with support and security and is also known as a Financial Intermediary.

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Kids on Track

A schools program to help children understand anti-social behaviour and make better choices.

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Building Harmony

Bringing students of diverse faiths together to work on embracing cultural diversity.

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Transitional Support Program

Support for families who are homeless or facing eviciton.

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Mums & Bubs

A support program for young single mums facing homelessness.

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Victims Assistance Program

Information and support for victims of violent crime and trauma in Southern Metropolitan, Gippsland and regions in the East and West metro areas.

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Support for Families at Risk of homelessness

Support for families to establish or maintain accommodation.

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Family Services

Support for families facing issues that are affecting the growth and development of their children and family as a whole.

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Engaging Families

Helping families experiencing family violence plus substance abuse or mental health issues to re-establish themselves and function as a family unit again.

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Support Coordination

Helping people with disability, mental health issues, age or illness and injury to build resilience and independence.

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Family Violence case management

Support for families who are experiencing, or have experienced family violence

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Victorian Bushfire Recovery Support

If you have experienced trauma or loss as a result of the Victorian bushfires, you can access the Victorian Bushfire Case Support program.

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NDIS Dietitian Services

Our experienced dietitians will work with you to design a program that: • supports your specific needs • assists you to meet your NDIS goals.

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Counselling Services

Confidential support to help families and individuals manage trauma or difficulties that have arisen following sexual assault or family violence.

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Victorian Storm Recovery Support Program

If you experienced trauma, damage or loss as a result of the Victorian storms and floods, you can access the Victorian Storm Recovery Support Program.

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Redress Support Program

Information and support for victim survivors of historical institutional childhood sexual abuse in East Gippsland and Southern Metropolitan regions of Victoria.

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Victorian Floods Recovery Support Program

The Recovery Support Program can provide support for people who have been affected by the Victorian floods.

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Group Programs For Parents & Families

Women Managing Anger

What: A 6 week program for women who want practical strategies and support to take control of their anger

Who: Women

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Narre Warren Office

A 6 week program for women who want practical strategies and support to take control of their anger.

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123 Magic Parenting and Emotion Coaching

What: A 3 week program to help parents and carers manage difficult behaviour in their kids

Who: Parents or carers with children 2-12yrs

Where: Taking expression of interest only

A 3 week program to assist parents to manage difficult behaviour in their children by incorporating the use of 1-2-3 Magic techniques. Increase your knowledge about what works in managing difficult behaviour and get better results with less effort and stress.

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Healthy Women Healthy Relationships

What: A 7 week program that assists women to identify and understand the dynamics and impact of family violence and understand the meaning of healthy relationships.

Who: Women who have experienced a family violence situation

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Narre Warren Office

A seven week program that Assist women to identify and understand the dynamics and impact of family violence and understand the meaning of healthy relationships. Safety, Trust, Hope, Respect, Love, Equality, Independence, Choice

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Little Rays Supported Playgroup

What: A play based group for children 0-5 (and their siblings) while providing support and information to parents of children with additional needs

Who: Children aged 0-5 who have NDIS plans

Where: Warragul

We provide a developmentally enriched environment for children to play and learn. Activities are designed specifically to accommodate all abilities in a welcoming and supportive environment and Little Rays is a wonderful opportunity to have some play time with your child and chat with other parents.

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Mighty Munchers Berwick

What: A feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating

Who: Parents or carers with children 5-8yrs

Where: Windermere Berwick Office, 26 Parkhill Drive Berwick

An 8-week feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating in children aged 5-8 years.

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Ready Steady School

What: For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

Who: Children aged between 4-6, who will be going to school or repeating kinder.

Where: Face to Face at Windermere Berwick Office

For ages 4-6, this group program supports children to build on their ability to follow routines, interact with others and gain increased independence in preparation for starting school next 1-2 years. Time is available for parents to discuss concerns/readiness for school or for those completing a second year of kinder with experienced early childhood therapists.

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Play and Connect

What: This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development.

Who: Any child aged four and under

Where: Berwick

This group offers strategies to support parents/carers in play with their child. It incorporates activities that promote gross and fine motor skills, an opportunity for sensory play as well as a mat time with some singing/dancing. It provides opportunities for parent interactions with facilitators and other parents whilst engaging in early language skill development. The group is run by two experienced childhood professionals who will work with parents/carers to model and discuss the importance of these early play experiences. Time will be available following each session to discuss individual questions/concerns.

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Early Language Development Parent Program (online)

What: 3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

Who: Parents of children who have language delays awaiting a speech pathologist

Where:

3 online sessions for parents of children with language delays to learn strategies that they can use at home to support their child's language growth.

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Need an interpreter?

If you require an interpreter, we can arrange for one to be provided.

Resilience for Life has been nothing short of wonderful for me, and enormously empowering. I am feeling so much more optimistic and confident in myself, my driving and taking care of my husband.

Prue, Program Participant - Melbourne