Whitehorse City Council

Parenting Information Forum Program

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 2019.

What are Parenting Information Forums?

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.


2019 Calendar

Council is excited to announce the topics for the 2019 Parenting Information Forum Program:

  • 20 March - Transition into Education
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  • 16 April - How Do I Talk to My Children about Drugs and Alcohol?
  • 14 May - Effects of Online Gaming on our Children and Youth
  • 31 May - Sustainable Parenting: Top tips from a waste free family
  • 18 June - Understanding and Responding to Children’s Behaviour
  • 29 July - Sexuality and Respectful Relationships
  • 6 August - Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
  • 12 September - Parenting Anxious Children
  • 8 October - Body Confident Children and Teens

Topics and guest speakers are carefully selected to reflect a diverse range of parenting approaches.

The program achieves great outcomes for families, children and young people and reflects Council’s belief that effective parenting influences a child’s lifelong development and overall wellbeing.

Forums will continue to be offered at a very low cost of only a $2 gold coin donation, which are donated to local community organisations each year.

If you have any questions, please contact our Parent Resource Officer via email parentresource@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or 9262 6175.