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

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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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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East Gippsland 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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Exercise Physiology

Our accredited NDIS exercise physiologists work with you to design programs for your specific health needs while supporting you to meet your NDIS goals.

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Trak Forward

TRAK (Therapeutic Recovery for Adults and Kids) Forward helps parents and children to recover and heal from family violence.

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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 in June 2021, you can access the Victorian Storm Recovery Support Program.

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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: Online

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: Online

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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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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Social Butterflies

What: A social skills group for preschoolers

Who: Preschool age children

Where: Warragul

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

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Happy Hands

What: A fine motor skills group for preschoolers

Who: Preschool age children

Where: Cranbourne

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

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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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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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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: Online

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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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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Baby Makes 3

What: A 3-week program to help first-time parents maintain healthy relationships during the transition to parenthood

Who: For first-time parents

Where: Cranbourne

Facilitated by Anglicare Victoria, our 3-week program helps first-time parents maintain healthy relationships during the transition to parenthood and provides the opportunity to share their experiences and hear from others who are going through the same journey.

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Mighty Munchers

What: An 11 week feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating

Who: Parents or carers with children 5-8yrs

Where: Online

An 11-week feeding group aiming to promote food exposure and assist with picky eating in children aged 5-8 years.

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Learn 2 ride

What: A 6 week bike program to teach children to ride their bike with or without training wheels to improve their overall balance and coordination.

Who: Parents or carers with children 5 and over

Where: Online

A 6-week bike program to teach children to ride their bikes with or without training wheels to improve their overall balance and coordination.

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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