Free parenting support is on its way to town. Dr Tonia Fahey of the Department of Education brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and practical tips to the free Triple P seminars hitting Geraldton later this month. These sessions are perfect for all parents, carers, early childhood educators and service providers; if you have been before, then come again – the content is fresh, new, relevant and practical. The sessions are short - only two hours long - providing an intensive, valuable insight into each topic.
In the first week of Term 2 the Child and Parent Centre - Rangeway have three amazing Triple P seminars running, twice each (one morning and one evening) for parents, carers, early childhood educators and service providers. The sessions are perfect as professional development for service providers, for any parent who is struggling, and for those working with children on behaviour management plans to introduce wrap around support.
All sessions are free, and include crèche facilities – but booking are essential.
- The power of positive parenting – Tuesday 26 April: 9am to 11am OR 5.30pm to 7.30pm
- Building confident, competent children - Wednesday 27 April: 9am to 11am OR 5.30pm to 7.30pm
- Raising resilient children – Thursday 28 April: 9am to 11am OR 5.30pm to 7.30pm
“Dr Fahey is an outstanding presenter and after just one visit to town, she has got people raving and wanting more.” says Jennifer Edwards, Coordinator of the Child and Parent Centre – Rangeway. “We need to make sure that these sessions are well attended so that we can keep her, the Triple P services and sessions (running) regularly in Geraldton for our community.”
Dr Fahey will be back later in Term 2, to deliver the second set of seminars in the Triple P series; Dealing with disobedience, 0 to 4s emotional development and Managing fighting and aggression where parents and carers get even further into the nitty gritty of the world of caring for children.
The Child and Parent Centre - Rangeway is a Department of Education, State funded initiative operated by the Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre. The centre offers a huge range of free activities, programs and services for children aged 0 to 8 and their families. You can visit them anytime during the week on Hovea Street in Rangeway, between 8am and 5pm.