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 facilitated by Uniting. Seasons for Growth is an evidenced based program that is delivered in primary schools to work with refugee children that may have experienced grief and loss.
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.