Skills for stronger families

Next date: Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Child in a superhero costume and cape

This series of workshops aim to build resilience, empower parents and help support children’s individual needs. The three workshops cover topics on childhood anxiety, body safety and creating resilient families.

You can attend one or all three of our free workshops.

Creating an environment for kids to thrive

Parents are under increasing pressure to do it all. During 2020, many cracks were uncovered as families dealt with daily challenges from the pandemic. It is time for parents across Melbourne to understand change and how to manage the new COVID-normal.

Join us for an honest and frank workshop that looks at current research around the role of parents to empower and support children’s individual needs and explore the importance of creating an environment for children to thrive.

Our presenter, Annette Subhani, focuses on supporting individuals, families and the community during periods of challenge and natural transitions of life. Parents will leave with tangible insights and strategies to make a positive change and feel empowered to make choices to create a strong family and nurture resilient kids.

When: Thursday 24 June 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Body safety superstars

Body Safety Australia has developed an inclusive and age-appropriate workshop that empowers and educates children to understand and communicate their right to bodily autonomy.

In this workshop, families will learn how to apply Body Safety Australia’s ten key learning objectives for children in the home. They will learn  how to hear and respond to disclosures, how to assertively communicate their right to bodily autonomy, and how to identify their Safe Adults.

Body Safety Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing collaborative community solutions to foster robust and respectful relationships with children and young people.

When: Thursday 22 July 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Moving kids from anxiety to resilience

Dr Jodi Richardson leads this webinar that empowers parents, educators and other professionals with practical skills and techniques for maximising wellbeing and overcoming anxiety.

Topics covered:

  • The difference between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder.
  • Signs and symptoms of anxiety.
  • How to respond to a highly anxious child.
  • Practical skills to regulate anxious feelings.
  • Overcoming avoidance e.g. school refusal.
  • When and where to seek professional help.

Jodi is a speaker and educator dedicated to elevating the mental health and wellbeing of others. Jodie’s latest book is Anxious Mums How mums can turn their anxiety into strength (2020).

When: Thursday 26 August 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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When

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, 22 July 2021 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, 26 August 2021 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location

online

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