Support for Parents and Children

Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Trangie – Trundle – Warren. The PEDAL program is a school based playgroup model that targets families with children aged 0-5 years. The program provides play experiences that create opportunity to develop children’s social, emotional, physical, language and creative skills.

Bourke – Narromine – Parkes – Peak Hill. Funded by the NSW Department of Health, the Aboriginal Family Health Strategy program targets men (at all sites) and women (Narromine only), in relationships with a focus on early intervention and prevention of domestic and family violence. The program also provides education and individual support.

Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Nyngan – Parkes – Warren. Funded by The Department of Social Services, the FamilyCare program is delivered in Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Condobolin, Nyngan, Parkes (with outreach to Trundle and Peak Hill) and Warren. The FamilyCare program primarily targets families with children aged 0-12 years, but also offers support to families with children up the age of 18 years. The program provides: Parent education Supported playgroups Peer Support groups School readiness programs Individual support  

Bourke – Broken Hill – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine. Funded by The Department of Family and Community Services, the Families NSW program is delivered in Bourke (with outreach to Enngonia), Broken Hill (with outreach to Menindee and Wilcannia), Forbes (with outreach to Parkes and Peak Hill), Lake Cargelligo and Narromine (with outreach to Trangie). The Families NSW program targets families with children aged 0-8 years by providing a wide range of activities including parent education programs, supported playgroups, peer support groups, individual support and community projects.

Parkes – Peak Hill. With the generous support of the Northparkes Mines, the Strong Young Mums program is delivered in Parkes and Peak Hill. The program targets mothers under the age of 25 years and their children. The Strong Young Mums program provides:  Parent education  Supported playgroups Individual support, training and education for mothers preparing to return to or enter the workforce History – CentaCare originally established the Strong Young Mums program in Bourke in September 2005 with funding from the Australian Government through the Stronger Families and Community Strategy. Strong Young Mums was established in response to the high occurrence of teenage pregnancies in Bourke. Strong Young Mums connects women with the education system and early intervention programs and conducts regular activities to engage mothers with other services and support networks. The young women also participate in weekly play groups and social gatherings which are attended by health and early childhood professionals as well as older women who act as mentors for the young mums. During these group sessions women learn about health, nutrition, bonding, play, parent-child interaction and parenting. The women and their children participate in play and early literacy activities which they are encouraged to take back […]

Bourke – Brewarrina – Broken Hill – Cobar – Condobolin – Dubbo – Forbes – Lake Cargelligo – Narromine – Nyngan – Parkes – Peak Hill – Warren – Wellington – Wilcannia. CentaCare’s Parent Child Services provide services to families with children with an early intervention and prevention approach. Parent Child Services support parents and cares in: Raising their children through parent education and one on one support Participating in early learning opportunities through playgroups Accessing helpful information about child development, parenting, support services and resources Becoming part of support networks Connecting to other services that can help Our family workers are accredited parent educators and offer parent education and support on an individual basis as well as in group settings. Parent Education programs include; 123 Magic, Triple P, Circle of Security, Parents As Teachers, Childbirth Education and Bringing Up Great Kids. Group activities include community based playgroups, school based playgroups, mums and bubs groups and peer support groups. One on one support is available to individuals and families and are delivered at our office or in the home. Currently, the programs Parent Child Services include: Families NSW FamilyCare Strong Young Mums Strong Young Families Aboriginal Family Health Strategy Communities For […]

Wilcannia. Funded by The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Strong Young Families program targets parents under the age of 25 years and their children. The program provides parent education, supported playgroups, individual support and training and education for parents preparing to return to or enter the workforce.  

Dubbo – Narromine – Wellington. Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Communities for Children program is delivered through subcontracted Community Partners in the Dubbo, Narromine and Wellington communities and targets families with children aged 0-12 years. The program provides: Parent education Intensive family support After school and school holiday activities for children aged 6-12 years. For more information about the program and to meet the Communities for Children team, visit the Communities for Children website.