Parenting Courses & Services

For many years, Meerilinga has delivered parenting support, courses and services to thousands of families across Perth and we will continue to do so. From this month, the way parenting services in WA are delivered has changed and Meerilinga is proud to be partnering with our colleagues at Kwinana Early Years Services (KEYS) and the City of Cockburn, to provide the new South West Metropolitan Parenting Service (SWMPS).

A guide for parents

Parents and carers with children aged birth to 18 years living in Cockburn, Rockingham, Kwinana, Fremantle, Melville and East Fremantle localities are eligible to access parenting support services to assist them in:

  • managing the challenges of parenting;
  • building knowledge, skills and confidence;
  • understanding children’s development; and
  • identifying local community supports and other relevant networks.

‘Parent’ is considered to include carers, foster carers, relative carers, stepfamilies, grandfamilies and others who have a direct full-time, part-time or occasional parenting role.

Download the guide for professionals.

Download the referral form.

Join a parenting course 

dr kaylene henderson offers online parenting course for south west metropolitan parenting service

– Online Parenting Course –

Raising Good Kids: Managing Behaviour and Emotions in 0-5’s

Created by trusted child psychiatrist Dr Kaylene Henderson, this research-based yet practical course will teach you how to be a more calm and confident parent, how to foster a close bond with and between your children, manage your young children’s challenging behaviours and promote social and emotional skills that will even help your kids at school and all throughout their lives.

Course locations:
Online only course. Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au or phone Susie at 08 9331 2211 to register your interest.

My Time: Me Time – Aboriginal Parent Support Group join us for aboriginal parent support group at coolbellup supported by the city of cockburn and south west metropolitan parenting service

Join this free weekly group, sharing friendship, time and experiences. Meeting every Tuesday during school term, contact us to arrange free transport and free creche facilities.

Playgroup location:
Coolbellup Community Hub, Tuesdays 12-2pm. Click here for more information.

Tweens to Teens – supporting your child venturing into high school tuning into teens

Tweens to Teens is a 3 week evidence informed parenting program based on emotional intelligence and attachment theories. This course has been designed to help parents support their adolescents transitioning into high school.

Course locations:
Fremantle & surrounds: commencing 22 January 2018. Click here for more information.

circle of security workshop teaching secure attachments

Circle of Security – Parenting

A FREE five week parenting program for parents of children from birth to 18 years. This internationally recognised program focuses on how to strengthen the parent/child relationship. Teaching parents and carers new ways to understand their children’s behavior and needs as well as the importance of having a secure attachment.

Course locations:
Kwinana & surrounds: commencing 13 February 2018. Click here for more information.
Fremantle & surrounds: commencing 13 February 2018. Click here for more information.

Sleep Solutions – Partnership Plus

help your child develop healthy sleep patterns in this free parenting workshop by south west metropolitan parenting service

A free three week program for parents or cares of children aged 1-5 years experiencing sleep and settling issues. With the assistance of Child Health Professionals, help your child establish good sleep patterns, realistic expectations of sleep, sleep and sleep settling strategies & gain confidence to assist your child to self-settle.

Course locations:
Kwinana & surrounds: commencing 22 February 2018. Click here for more information.

Tuning in to Teens

A  FREE four week parenting course for parents and carers of adolescents aged 12–18 years. This program is designed to provide you with the tools to help your teen develop their emotional intelligence while navigating the challenges of their transition into adulthood.

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: commencing 28 February 2018. Click here for more information.

Tuning in to Kids

tuning into kids is a parenting course by south west metropolitan parenting programA free four week parenting group to learn emotional coaching skills to help you recognise, understand and manage your own and your children’s emotions during difficult times. Suitable for parents of children 5 – 12 years.

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: commencing 1 March 2018. Click here for more information.

Kids and Anxiety *FULLfree parenting workshop on kids and anxiety by meerilinga city of melville communicare and clan wa

A free two week course for parents and carers of children aged 3-12 years. Whilst some feelings of anxiety can be a normal part of children’s development, an increasing number of children are experiencing higher levels of anxiety that are impacting on their everyday life. This course aims to assist parents and caregivers to understand anxiety and provides simple strategies for parents and caregivers to use at home.

Course locations:
Fremantle & surrounds: commencing 7 March 2018. Click here for more information. *This course is currently at capacity. Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest for a future event. 

 

tuning into kids Protective Behaviours – Parent Workshops

A FREE parenting workshop for parents of children from birth to 18 years.

Protective Behaviours provides ideas, discussion starter points and practical activities to use with your family teaching valuable personal safety skills as strategies that help empower your child and keep them safe.

Course locations:
Kwinana & surrounds: come to one of two workshops commencing 14 March 2018 & 26 March 2018. Click here for more information.

1 2 3 magic1-2-3 Magic & Emotional Coaching

A  three week parenting workshop which gives parents and caregivers a simple and effective approach to discipline children aged 2-12 years. It provides parents with knowledge and practical skills to nurture their child’s emotions, whilst setting limits confidently and calmly, and the ability to follow through with reasonable consequences.

Course locations:
Kwinana & surrounds: commencing 29 March 2018. Click here for more information.

parents as teachers discovery circle

Parenting by Connection – Parent Circle

A FREE parenting group that is for you: to support your parenting in a safe and connected environment. A place to relax, have a cuppa, listen to one another and be listened to. This group is based on the Parenting by Connection approach; to enable parents/carers to have support, share ideas, feelings and thoughts.

Course locations:
Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programtriple p positive parenting program with the south west metropolitan parenting service

A FREE three week program for families with children aged 2 – 12 years. Learn how to raise confident, competent and resilient children with the power of positive parenting.

Course locations:
Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest.

Engaging Adolescentsengaging adolescents a south west metropolitan parenting course

A  two session parenting program for parents and carers of adolescents aged 12–18 years. This program is designed to provide you with the tools to help your resolve teenage behaviour problems.

Course locations:
Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest.

Understanding Tears and Tantrumsfree parenting course on how to understand tears and tantrums

An interactive three week parenting group, looking at the causes of children’s tantrums and off track behaviour in children 0-6 years. You will learn tools that will assist you to encourage children’s positive behaviour and cooperation.

Course locations:
Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest.

meerilinga Grandparents Kingsley PG

Chatter Matters – Parent Seminar

Join us for a free presentation by Karen Nitsche (speech pathologist) providing information and resources on how to give your child the best start to learning language.

Course locations:
Email the SWMPS team at SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au to register your interest.

 

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location map south west metro parenting service

meerilinga parenting services are supported by the government of wa

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