Parenting Support Program

YWCA Darwin’s Parenting Support Program works alongside young parents and their children to provide access to and/or opportunities for:

  • Peer support groups and other peer activities
  • Young parent learning groups and education support
  • Individual parenting support
  • Pathways and referrals to education and training opportunities

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

YWCA Darwin’s Parenting Support Program can journey alongside young parents aged up to 25 to help ensure they get the support they need.

We can assist with young parent specific advocacy, support, information and referrals to services and agencies. We can also assist to make and/or attend appointments for your family well-being, including:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth education and support
  • Maternal and Children’s health and development appointments and referrals
  • Centrelink, Family Assistance Office and other income support
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Education, training and employment
  • Housing
  • Personal and family safety
  • Organisations that provide family and children’s support services

GROUP ACTIVITIES

YWCA Darwin’s Parenting Support Program provides group activities for young parents to strengthen their community and peer connections; to learn and share parenting skills; to develop learning and knowledge pathways; to share play and learning experiences with their children. These include:

BLOOM

A bi-weekly group for young parents and their babies/ children to get together in the Palmerston area.

When: 10 am - 12.30 pm every second Thursday (excluding school/public holidays)

Where: Palmerston Child & Family Centre, 2 Brennan Court, Farrar, NT


SHEIRA LEARNING GROUPS

A bi-weekly group for young parents and their babies/ children to get together in the Darwin area.

When: 10 am - 12.30 pm every second Thursday (excluding school/public holidays)

Where: PlayGroup NT, McMillans Road & Marrara Drive


PARENTING, WELL-BEING & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The Parenting Support Program responds to the needs of the young families we work with. The provision of workshops tailored to meet these needs is another way that the PSP can work with service users. These include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Children’s Development
  • Emotion Coaching Courses
  • First Aid
  • Water Safety Awareness
  • The Importance of Play

For further information, contact us at: 

P: 8936 0530 
M: 0438 855 357
E: parenting@ywcaofdarwin.org.au

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