Parenting programs and courses
If you want to build your parenting skills and strengthen family relationships, a parenting program or course can help. Find courses in your community.
A short course or program can help parents build parenting skills, strengthen family relationships and increase confidence.
Depending on your situation, programs include:
- Triple P Positive Parenting Program– simple and practical tools to help build confidence and healthy relationships
- Deadly Tots– lists a calendar of parenting programs, courses and events for Aboriginal families in NSW
- The Brave SEPT (Supporting Expectant and Parenting Teens) Program – connects teens to parenting support and work opportunities in their local communities
- Parenting Orders Program– for parents having difficulty implementing court ordered parenting arrangements.
Assessment or referral programs
There are also programs you may be able to access with an eligibility assessment or referral from a GP or child and family health nurse, including:
- Sustaining NSW Families– a 2-year health home visiting program starting in pregnancy that works with eligible families to strengthen parenting skills and increase child health and wellbeing
- Tresillian Residential Stay – inpatient residential stay for families with parenting challenges, including sleep and settling, diet and nutrition, toddler behaviour and your own emotional health and wellbeing. During COVID-19, you can also self refer by calling the Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on 1300 272 736
- Karitane – inpatient residential stay for families with children aged 0 to 4 years experiencing parenting challenges, including sleep and settling, toddler behaviour, anxiety and postnatal depression. During COVID-19, you can also self refer online or attend a virtual appointment.
- Family Connect and Support – helps connect you and your family to the right services and support at the right time for up to 16 weeks
- Australian Red Cross Young Parents Program (NSW) – residential program for young parents aged 13 to 25 to help them and their children build independence and resilience.