Cultural Connections Plus
Uniting are providing the Cultural Connections Plus program. It includes the evidence based Parenting in a New Culture activity to help newly-arrived families adjust to a new cultural environment, Through the Looking Glass to families that may have been exposed to trauma through their Refugee and a School Transition Program for CaLD families to help transition from Kinder to Primary School.
Parent Baby Day Stay
Parent Baby Day Stay is being implemented by FamilyCare. This activity offers customised parenting attention and support to families to observe the modelling of positive parenting practices, leading to improved parent-child attachment and increased social and service networks. The service offers assistance with feeding, sleep and practical parenting advice. Staff work in conjunction with Maternal and Child Health Nurses, General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Maternal & Paediatric Wards and other universal agencies.
Play2Learn is an evidence based play-based learning program targeting children and families in the Greater Shepparton area. It includes input from the Maternal and Child health Services, a Family Support Worker and includes parenting education. This program is being led by Save the Children and is available at Shepparton GV Fellowship, Mooroopna Park Primary School and Murchison Pre-School.
Seasons for Growth Shepparton
Seasons for Growth Shepparton is being facilitated by Primary Care Connect. Seasons for Growth is an evidenced based program that will be delivered in Wilmot Road Primary School, St Georges Road Primary School and Gowrie Street Primary School to work with refugee children that may have experienced grief and loss.
Second Step Shepparton
Mission Australia are facilitating the evidence based program Second Step focussed on Grade 6 and Year 7 transition. Second Step is designed to increase students’ school success/readiness through case management and support as well as the delivery of a group program. Second Step is currently available at Gowrie Street Primary School (PS), Shepparton East PS, Mooroopna Park PS, Tatura PS, Shepparton High School and McGuire College and Wanganui Park Secondary College.
Strong Families – Smooth Transitions
Lulla’s Children and Family Centre’s Strong Families – Smooth Transitions program incorporates a suite of wrap around supports and activities based at the centre. These include transition support for families to Kinder and Primary School, proactive follow-up of un-enrolled 4 year olds, parent interviews, weekly meals program and DRUMBEAT. The activities are aimed at 0-5 year old Indigenous children and their families.
Young Parenting Programs
The Bridge Youth Service deliver 3 programs within the Future Parenting Program for young people 25 years and under – Baby Makes 3, Parents Under Pressure and Bringing your Baby Home, and a complementing Young Parents Group. They offer a range of supports which include activities in the community, meeting new friends, focusing on parenting skills and the health and well-being of your children.
The One Village Collaboration aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families in Greater Shepparton by increasing engagement and participation in key primary services.
Greater Shepparton Communities for Children
03 5820 0444
68 Wyndham STREET
SHEPPARTON, VIC 3630