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
14 March

Preparing Children for the Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School

Louise Dorrat
Early Childhood Consultant

 Forum closed

Thursday
27 April

Encouraging Body Confidence in our Teens

Amberley Laverick
Butterfly Foundation

Forum closed

Tuesday
16 May

Building Resilience and Self Esteem in Children

Sally Ward
Early Life Foundation

Forum closed

Tuesday
20 June

Smooth Transitions from Primary to Secondary School

Rod Dungan
Thriving Youth Australia

Forum closed

Wednesday
19 July

Connected Parenting (Based on Bringing Up Great Kids)

Pat Jewell
The Australian Childhood Foundation

Tuesday
8 August

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

Joanie Bartolo
Emotion Wise

pdf icon Emotional Intelligence (1.66MB)

Eventbrite - How to Support Teens to Enhance Their Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday
13 September

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

Michelle Graeber and Lisa Wolfenden
Anxiety Recovery Centre (ArcVIC)

pdf icon Mindfulness (741.92kB)

Eventbrite - Mindfulness: How it can really help manage you child's anxiety

Wednesday
18 October

Talking to Teens about Respectful Relationships

Athi Kokonis
Family Planning Victoria

 pdf icon Talking about Respectful Relationships (1.66MB)

Eventbrite - Talking to Teens about Respectful Relationships

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