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.

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.

tuning into kids Protective Behaviours

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:
Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 11 October 2017, Bull Creek Community CentreClick here for more information.

Fremantle & surrounds: Commencing 19 October 2017, Blue Gum Community Centre. 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 & Rockingham: Commencing 12 October 2017, Child and Parent Centre CalistaClick here for more information. *Please note this workshop is currently at capacity. Please contact KEYS on 9439 1838 to register your interest in the next course.

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:
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 13 October 2017. 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 16 October. Click here for more information.

Tweens to Teens – supporting your child venturing into high school *Course Fulltuning into teens

Tweens to Teens is a 3 week evidenced 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 24 October 2017. Click here for more information. *This course is currently at capacity. To register your interest for the next course please email the SWMPS team at: SouthWestMetroParenting@meerilinga.org.au 

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:
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 8 November 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.

Course locations:
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 8 November 2017. Click here for more information.

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:
Kwinana & Rockingham: Commencing 20 November 2017. Click here for more information.

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:
Cockburn & surrounds: Commencing 23 November. Click here for more information.

Tuning into 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:
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.

 

Contact your local service

location map south west metro parenting service

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