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Family Support

The Family Services Coordinator:

The Family Services Coordinator can be a contact point for any issue or concern that you have for your family, that you don’t know where to go to for help.

You can contact the Family Services Coordinator by asking any staff member, or by phoning Kirton Point Children’s Centre on 8682 5969.

Circle of Security Parenting Program

Circle of Security is an 8 Chapter parenting program run over 7 weeks that supports parents to understand their children’s needs. 

Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but if we can learn to read them, they are telling us exactly what they need.

Circle of Security Parenting is a program that supports us to recognise what might get in the way of meeting our children’s needs.

If we can reflect on what we are doing, and not yet doing, we can create more security for our children.

Circle of Security Parenting can help us to know how to support our children learn to regulate their feelings, and how to ask for help with their emotions when they need it. 

Circle of Security Parenting  can teach us how to support our children in a way that strengthens our relationship with them, and support them to come to us when they are struggling emotionally.

At Kirton Point Children’s Centre we run the program over 7 X 2hour sessions.  A free crèche is available (places are limited, so bookings are essential).

You can register for this program by contacting Kirton Point Children’s Centre.

There is no cost for this program or crèche.

 

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

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 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

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

Financial Counselling

UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide financial counselling service helps people to effectively manage their own financial affairs

To make an appointment at your local Child and Family Health Centre
phone 1300 733 606

Health Direct

Health Direct is a 24 hour call centre for non urgent health advice. Phone 1800 022 222

Housing SA

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

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

Parent Helpline

The Parent Helpline provides telephone information, counselling and support at any time 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

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