Children and Parenting Support Service

What do we do?
The program provides early intervention and prevention services and resources that are aimed at improving children’s development and wellbeing and supporting the capacity of those in a parenting role.

Activities include parenting education and skills courses, peer support groups and home visiting. In addition the service is supported by a crèche where children participate in school readiness activities whilst their parent/carer participates in parenting education and skills courses and/or peer support groups.

Key Funding Source
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Go to Department of Social Services for more information
(additional funding for the crèche from Australian Government Department of Education)

Who can we help?
Anyone in a parenting role, with a primary focus on children aged 0-12 years, but may include children up to age 18 years.

Who can you contact?
Peterborough: Kadina:
Co-ordinator Jenny Perrott Co-ordinator Andrea Ford
Phone 08 8651 2666 Phone 08 8821 3019
Mobile 0428 326 551  Mobile 0458 690 089

Where are we based?
205 Main Street 9 Hay Street
Peterborough Kadina

What areas do we cover?
Peterborough-Mount Remarkable
Wakefield-Barunga West

More information:
Resilient Families Brochure

Self or Agency referrals accepted. Please access referral form here.

Mid North Family Support Program
Useful Links

Department for Child Protection – Protecting children - What is abuse and how to report it

Port Pirie and Southern Flinders Guide - Activities for families

SA Community - Organisations and facilities with region search

NAPCAN preventing child abuse - What role can I play

Domestic violence hurts children too!
Lists the effects Domestic Violence can have on children and how to help.
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Listening to children - Tips on interacting and communicating with children.
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It’s not okay to shake babies!
Highlights the damage that shaking a baby can cause, and provides tips on responding to crying baby.
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Alternatives to smacking - Simple strategies for non-corporal discipline of children.
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Listening to babies - Assists parents to interact with babies.
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Listening to young people - Tips on how to understand and be a good listener to young people.
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Keeping children safe from sexual abuse - Outlines sexual abuse facts, offers tips on how to keep a child safe from sexual abuse & how to react if a child has experienced sexual abuse.
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30 Ways to boost a child’s confidence - Simple strategies to build a child’s self esteem.
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Use words that help not hurt - Outlines the damage caused by negative language and provides tips for positive reinforcement.
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When a child feels sad - Assists parents and carers deal with children experiencing loss/grief/sadness.
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The importance of play - Explains why play is so important in a child’s development and tips for parents on how to play with their child.
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Being a dad - Tips for men to develop effective parenting skills as their child grows.
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NAPCAN Brochures

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse, without using scary words or mentioning sex.
NSPCC – the Underwear Rule