For more information please contact us about the range of parenting programs and family services at our centre.
As a parent you have the primary role of guiding and nurturing your child’s development and helping them grow and learn. Children’s Centres support you with this vital role by working with other organisations to offer a range of parenting programs.
These programs focus on parenting skills and child development and include early literacy, behaviour management, food, nutrition and exercise, and caring for children’s developmental, learning and health needs.
Family Services Program
In some Children’s Centres, Family Services Coordinators are available to connect families with services and support families to learn more about parenting and child development
Family Services Coordinators do this by providing:
• Group programs for children on social and emotional wellbeing.
• Group programs on parenting, relationships, social and emotional wellbeing and trauma.
• A referral point for many issues affecting families.
• Counselling to help with parenting issues, feelings and behaviours
• Targeted Playgroups for parents and carers including Aboriginal families, dads and grandparents, new arrivals, refugees, teenage parents, foster carers, family day care educators, first time mums and children with disabilities.
Support for parents and carers
Parenting is a rewarding yet challenging role. At times every parent needs help. The following is a list of other services that might help you or someone you know.
Aboriginal Health Service
The Aboriginal Health Service provides advice for Aboriginal people of all ages about health services and programs including links to community groups and health care centres
Beyond Blue helps with depression and anxiety
Child Abuse Report Line
The Child Abuse Report Line is a 24 hour report line. Phone 131478
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provides confidential therapy services for children, young people and their families who are having difficulties in emotional, behavioural and/or social areas of their lives
Child and Family Health Centres
To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Centre phone 1300 733 606
Disability Services provide a range of specialist community and accommodation services to people with disability, and their families and carers.
The Domestic Violence Helpline
The Domestic Violence helpline provides a free 24 hour helpline offering counselling, support, information and referrals. Phone 1800 800 098
Drug and Alcohol Information Service
The Drug and Alcohol Information Service offers a 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service. Phone 1300 131 340
UnitingCare Wesley Bowden financial counselling service helps people to effectively manage their own financial affairs
Health Direct is a 24 hour call centre for non urgent health advice. Phone 1800 022 222
Housing SA provides housing and accommodation options including emergency and crisis accommodation, accessible and community housing, and public housing and rental assistance
Medicines and Drug Information Centre
The Medicines and Drug Information Centre provides information on using medicines in pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for children.
Phone (08) 8161 7222
Parenting SA offers parents support in all aspects of parenting and provides information about resources available
Parent Easy Guides
Parent Easy Guides contain simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence
The Parent Helpline provides telephone information, counselling and support from 7:15am – 9:15pm, 7 days a week. Phone 1300 364 100
Raising Children Network
The Raising Children Network provides a complete resource for parenting newborns to teenagers
Quitline provides help to quit smoking. Phone 137 848
Women’s and Children’s Health Network
The Women’s and Children’s Health Network provides practical health and development information for parents, carers and young people