Council’s Health and Family Services department is pleased to be once again running a series of Parenting Information Forums for Whitehorse parents, grandparents and carers in 2017.
To deliver the Parenting Information Forum Program, Council uses a range of guest speakers to reflect the diverse range of parenting approaches that individuals, communities and cultures hold. The program aims to achieve great outcomes for families, children and young people and believes that effective parenting matters to a child’s lifelong development and overall wellbeing. By extension Whitehorse Council believes that we must support parents to develop key parenting skills and to relieve common parenting pressures through information.
The information provided to parents at our Parenting Information Forum program does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Council or any employee thereof. Council is therefore not responsible for the accuracy or validity of any of the information presented by the guest presenters.
Topics for this series of forums have been developed from feedback received during our 2016 forums and through consultations undertaken for our Municipal Early Years and Municipal Youth Plans.
All sessions run in the evening with registrations starting at 7pm and presentations running between 7.30pm and finishing by 9:30pm. They are run in the Waratah Room at Council’s Whitehorse Centre, located at the rear of 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.
Council provides these forums at a low cost. We only ask that you provide a $2 donation on the night that we will pass onto a local child, youth or family organisation to support their work. Previous recipients include The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) and Koonung Cottage’s Facilitated Grandparents Playgroup.
Council’s Parenting Information Forum Program has grown over the years and sessions are very popular. It is essential that parents, grandparents and carers register their attendance. This can be done by clicking on the Book Here button next to the corresponding forum. Each forum will be open for registrations approximately one month before the forum date. In the event that a forum does book out a waiting list will be activated.
To request additional access support including interpreting please contact Council’s Parenting Resource Officer on 9262 6175 or email@example.com
Please note children cannot be accommodated in these forums.
For further information about each forum please download the 2017 Parenting Information Calendar brochure (230.58kB).
To book please click the Book here button next to the forum you wish to attend.
Preparing Children for the Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School
Early Childhood Consultant
March PIF Flyer (507.96kB)
Encouraging Body Confidence in our Teens
Further Information to come
Not open for bookings
Building Resilience and Self Esteem in Children
Early Life Foundation
Smooth Transitions from Primary to Secondary School
Thriving Youth Australia
Parenting (Based on Bringing Up Great Kids)
The Australian Childhood Foundation
How to support Teens to become Emotionally Intelligent (Based on Tuning into Teens)
Mindfulness – How it can really help manage your child’s anxiety
Michelle Graeber and Lisa Wolfenden
Anxiety Recovery Centre (ArcVIC)
Talking to Teens about Respectful Relationships
Family Planning Victoria
For further information, please contact Molly Block, Parent Resource Officer, on 9262 6175 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: email@example.com