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 2017.

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.


2017 Calendar

For further information about the format of Council’s forums and how to access additional access support please download the pdf icon 2017 Parenting Information Calendar brochure (230.58kB).
To book please click the Book here button next to the forum you wish to attend. 

Date

Topic

Speaker/s

Further Information

Tuesday

14th March

Preparing Children for the Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School

Louise Dorrat

Early Childhood Consultant

 

 

pdf icon March PIF Flyer (507.96kB)

 

Eventbrite - Preparing Children for the Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School

 

Thursday

27th April

Encouraging Body Confidence in our Teens

Amberley Laverick

Butterfly Foundation

pdf icon WH Parenting Information Forum Flyer 2017 (1.53MB)

Eventbrite - Encouraging Body Confidence in our Teens

Tuesday

16th May

Building Resilience and Self Esteem in Children

Sally Ward

Early Life Foundation

pdf icon Building Resilience and Self Esteem in Children (566.00kB)

Eventbrite - Building Resilience and Self Esteem in Children

Tuesday

20th June

Smooth Transitions from Primary to Secondary School

Rod Dungan

Thriving Youth Australia

pdf icon Smooth Transitions from Primary to Secondary School (1.58MB)

Eventbrite - Smooth Transitions from Primary to Secondary School

Wednesday

18th July

Connected

Parenting (Based on Bringing Up Great Kids)

Pat Jewell

The Australian Childhood Foundation

Further Information to come

Not open for bookings

Tuesday

8th August

How to support Teens to become Emotionally Intelligent (Based on Tuning into Teens)

Joanie Bartolo

Emotion Wise

Further Information to come

Not open for bookings

Wednesday

13th September

Mindfulness – How it can really help manage your child’s anxiety

Michelle Graeber and Lisa Wolfenden

Anxiety Recovery Centre (ArcVIC)

Further Information to come

Not open for bookings

Wednesday

18th October

Talking to Teens about Respectful Relationships

Athi Kokonis

Family Planning Victoria

Further Information to come

Not open for bookings

For further information, please contact Molly Block, Parent Resource Officer, on 9262 6175 or parentresource@whitehorse.vic.gov.au (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).