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 

Seasons for Growth Shepparton is being facilitated by Uniting. 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.

One Village

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.