Mid North Family Support Program


What do we do?
Support families while they work through domestic and family problems with the main focus being to support parents in their efforts to care for their children.

Key Funding Source
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Who can we help?
Any parent or family who is having difficulties in coping with the challenges of parenting and caring for their children.

Who can you contact?
Program Team Leader
Jill Arthur
Phone: 08 8633 9054
Email: jill.arthur@ucwcsa.org.au

Where are we based?
Port Pirie - 60 Florence Street
Kadina - 8 Digby Street
Clare - Village Plaza Shop 4 Old North Road
Peterborough- 203 Main Street

What areas do we cover?
Council areas of Port Pirie, Copper Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Clare & Gilbert Valley, Northern Areas, Peterborough.

Referral
Self referral or from any agency with the client permission.

Need more information?
Download a copy of the Family Services information flyer.

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