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

Communities for Children

A range of programs and initiatives to support the wellbeing and development of families in Cranbourne.

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Financial Intermediary

Helping you manage your support funds to ensure you get the maximum benefit easily.

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Contract Case Management

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

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Facilitation and Planning

Personalised assistance with planning and accessing appropriate services.

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Continence Support Scheme

Continence assessment and support in purchasing continence products for children.

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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

Support for victims of crime in southern metropolitan Melbourne and Gippsland.

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Support for Families at Risk of homelessness

Support for families to establish or maintain accommodation.

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Placement Prevention Counselling

Support for children and young people at risk of harm or permanent out of home placement.

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Counselling

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

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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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Bunyip & Gippsland Bush Fire Recovery Support Program

If you have experienced trauma or loss as a result of the Gippsland region bushfires, you can access the Bush Fire Recovery Support program.

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Group Programs For Parents & Families

123 Magic Parenting

What: 3 week program to assist parents manage difficult behaviour in children

Who: Parents with children 2-12yrs

Where: Narre Warren

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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Parenting after Separation

What: Helping parents to support their children adjust to the separation

Who: Parents who have separated

Where: Accepting expressions of Interest

A 4 week program designed to help parents to better understand the effects of separation on their children and learn useful strategies for helping children to adjust

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Ready, Set, School

What: 8-9 week program designed to support children starting school in 2020 to develop skills that will prepare them for starting their school journey

Who: Children commencing school in 2020

Where: Cranbourne and Berwick

A 6 week program focusing on embracing and developing the necessarily skills needed to assist your child in successfully transitioning to school.

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Parenting - A Simple Approach

What: Assisting parents to better understand their children and manage challenging behaviours

Who: Parents of children 3-16 yrs

Where: TBA

Better understand your child and how to manage challenging behaviours with simple solutions to make parenting easier.

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Resilience for Life

What: Interactive program learning positive ways to deal with problems, stresses and life changes

Who: People 18 years and older

Where: Pakenham

Held each week over four weeks, each 2 hour Resilience for Life program sessions is designed to help you learn positive ways of dealing with day to day problems, life stresses and changes.

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Feeling is Thinking

What: An 8 week program about expressing emotions and building relationships

Who: Children between 8 - 11yrs

Where: TBA

A safe environment to provide primary school-aged children with the opportunity and skills to manage their feelings appropriately and establish and maintain positive relationships.

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Ready for Handwriting

What: Help your child to develop their handwriting skills

Who: Children wanting to learn how to draw and write.

Where: Warragul

Assist children to develop a range of pre-writing and handwriting skills.

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Social Skills via STEM

What: Using fun science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities to bring children together to develop a range of social skills.

Who: Children aged between kinder and Grade 1

Where: Berwick & Warragul

This program helps children develop social skills through conversation and collaboration, providing a safe environment to explore emotional regulation and enjoy positive social interactions.

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Playground and Tabletops

What: 8 week program to enhance and support your child’s gross and fine motor skills.

Who: Children with gross motor challenges aged 4-6 years.

Where: Berwick

Learn how to support your child to develop gross motor skills like climbing, jumping and catching balls!

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Little Rays Supported Playgroup

What: A supported playgroup for children with family interaction

Who: Children aged 0-6 years living in Cardinia, who are eligible for Early Intervention services

Where: Berwick

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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Women Managing Anger

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

Who: Women

Where: Narre Warren

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

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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: Narre Warren

A six 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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ADHD Support Group

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 in Cranbourne

Where: Cranbourne

Having a child with ADHD can be challenging at times. Our support group provides you with the opportunity to share your experiences, stories and knowledge and be supported by other parents who understand the struggles of life that families and their children may experience.

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Beyond the Violence

What: An 8 week program helping families establish safety, rebuild relationships and move forward with their lives

Who: For non-offending parents and children who have experienced family violence

Where: Cranbourne

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.

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Parenting Lost in Translation

What: A four week program for families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Who: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) parents and carers.

Where:

A four week program for families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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Repair-enting

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

Where: Cranbourne

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.

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Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup

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.

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Tuning in to Kids

What: A 6 week program that focuses on building the relationship with your child

Who: For parents of children aged 0-12 years

Where: Cranbourne

Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based program that supports parents to develop and enhance their parenting skills, focusing on building the relationship between parent and child.

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Dads Tuning in to Kids

What: A 6 week program that focuses on building the relationship with your child

Who: For dads of children aged 0-12 years

Where: Cranbourne

Dads Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based program that supports dads to develop and enhance their parenting skills, focusing on building the relationship between parent and child.

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Tiny Talkers

What: Speech and language group for children who use single words and short phrases or have a language delay

Who: Children aged 3-5 years with minimum 20 words

Where: Cranbourne

Speech and language group for children who use single words and short phrases or have a language delay.

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Social Butterflies

What: A social skills group for preschoolers

Who: Preschool age children

Where: Berwick

Children attending this program will develop essential social skills in a nurturing and fun environment.

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Fun with Friends

What: A program to help children develop social skills and express emotions.

Who: 6-8 year olds who need help with social interaction

Where: Berwick

A program to help children develop social skills and express emotions.

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Need an interpreter?

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

(Through Kids on Track) I learnt more about how drugs and alcohol affect our bodies. I don't want to end up the same way as Dad so I can now care for my body and make better decisions than what he did. 

Grade 6 Student, Program Participant - Cranbourne