Parenting Courses & Services
For many years, Meerilinga has delivered parenting support 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.
See the guide for professionals here.
Join a parenting course
Tuning into Kids *Course full
A FREE four week parenting course for parents of children aged 3-11 years. An evidence-based parenting program that teaches emotional coaching skills to help parents recognise, understand and manage their own and their children’s emotions during difficult times.
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 10 May 2017. Click here for more information.
Tuning into 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.
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 31 May 2017. Click here for more information.
Circle of Security *Course Full
A FREE five week parenting course for parents of children from birth to 18 years. An internationally recognised course, Circle of Security will show you how to strengthen your relationship with your child, teaching you new ways to understand their behaviour and needs, as well as the importance of having a secure attachment.
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 6 June 2017. Click here for more information.
1-2-3 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.
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 9 August 2017. Click here for more information.
Circle of Security
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.
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 25 July 2017. Click here for more information.
Parents as Teachers – Discovery Circle
A five week parenting education and baby play program for parents and their children aged between 5 and 12 months. The program provides parents an opportunity to develop their parenting skills to be their child’s first and most influential teacher.
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 18 July 2017. Click here for more information.
Baby and Me
A workshop for new and expectant parents and parents of baby’s up to 6 months. Join Jayne from Cockburn Parenting Service to learn about the importance of infant mental health and what babies need to feel safe and secure.
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 12 June 2017. Click here for more information.
Parenting by Connection – Starter Class
Join our six week parenting starter group to gain greater insight into your child’s behaviour, manage their emotions better and develop skills to address challenging behaviours. For parents of babies, toddlers and primary aged children.
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 27 July 2017. Click here for more information.
Contact your local service