Course Program Tweed Shire

Course Program Term 2– Tweed Shire

Playgroups
All Playgroups 9:30am – 11:30am 

Monday – Banora Point
Tuesday – Fingal Head    
Wednesday – Tweed Heads South   
Thursday – Murwillumbah 

Find connection with other parents/carers and children while learning and playing together. Access to useful information regarding parenting, local services and activities.

Playgroups are run in the NSW school term only. Cost: Free

Young Mums to Be
Thursdays May 12–June 16, 10am–12:30pm 

A course for women aged 21 years or under. There will be an information session each week focusing on either pregnancy or parenting. Sessions include practical information, as well as informal time focussing on a creative and nurturing activity alongside informal chats and discussion. 

Discussion topics include: empower women in choice about healthy relationships, birthing options, bonding, physical changes, nutrition, feeding and trusting your body. We will also have time for relaxation, meditation and fun. 6 x 2.5hour sessions. 

The Family Centre, Amber Road South Tweed Heads. Cost: Free 

Bringing Up Great Kids
Wednesdays May 5– June 910am–12pm

Bringing up Great Kids is a parenting course that promotes and supports respectful, caring and nurturing relationships for children aged 0–12. Parents are encouraged to become more reflective and mindful in their parenting approach.  The group involves fun and interactive activities that includes key learnings of brain development, attachment theory, self-care and other useful parenting strategies. 6 x 2hour sessions. 

Murwillumbah Community Centre. Cost: Free
Limited childminding available.

123 Magic & Emotion Coaching
Thursdays June 10– June 2410am–12.30pm 
An evidence-based parenting program for parents/carers with children aged from 2–12 years. The program is facilitated over 3 sessions & supports parents/carers to feel more confident to respond to their children’s behaviours. Parents/carers are provided practical strategies to engage with their child in the process of identifying & managing their own emotions, encouraging positive behaviours & building emotional resilience. 3 x 2.5 hour sessions 
 
Murwillumbah Community Centre. Cost: $15
Circle of Security Parenting
Thursdays April 29– June 1710am–12pm 
The Circle of Security Parenting course is a parenting course for parents of children 0–5yrs. The course shows parents how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Parents will learn how to understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to manage emotions and enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem. Parents will also learn to honour their own innate wisdom and fulfil their desire for their child to be secure. 8 x 2hour sessions. 
 
The Family Centre, Amber Road South Tweed Heads. Cost: $40
Parenting Seminars
Friday April 23, 10am–12.30pm 

This is an introductory 2.5 hour seminar, providing an overview of The Family Centre’s parenting programs including Bringing Up Great Kids, Circle of Security Parenting, 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching; based on decades of research for children aged 0–12 years. This seminar explores how to identify children’s emotional needs, respond to their behaviours & strengthen parent/child relationships. 1 x 2.5hour session. 

The Family Centre, Amber Road South Tweed Heads. Cost: Free

Tuning into Teens – Online
Tuesdays May 4–June 8, 5:30pm–7:30pm 

A course for parents/carers of teenagers 12–17 year olds. Tuning in to Teens aims to help you and your adolescent manage the many emotional challenges of this stage of life. We will explore how to manage your own and your adolescent’s emotions in ways that support you to remain close and keep communicating.  

By learning these skills, you are less likely to have as much conflict within your family and your teen is more likely to talk to you about the challenging issues they face. 6 x 2hour sessions. 

Online. Cost: Free
Online Courses are for Ballina, Byron and Tweed Residents only.

Anger and Emotional Intelligence
Friday June 25, 9:30am–3.30pm 

1day course for men and women. Content includes: identify what anger is and what it does, what triggers your anger and ways to make it work for you and your relationships. 

The Family Centre, Amber Road South Tweed Heads. Cost: $15 

Pathways to Change for Men
Saturdays May 29 and June 12, 9:30am–3.30pm 

 2 day course for men promoting self-awareness & self-development. Designed to assist men with parenting, maintaining healthy relationships & making positive life choices. 2 x 6hour sessions.   

The Family Centre, Amber Road South Tweed Heads. Cost: $30

Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say  
Tuesdays May 4– June 8, 10am–12pm 

A course that assists women to identify their needs and feelings so they can communicate more effectively. We explore the tensions arising from setting boundaries and using assertiveness in managing conflict, how to communicate respectively, and negotiate different people’s perspectives. We explore skills for repairing after conflict, and the importance of self- care. 6 x 2hour sessions. 

Murwillumbah Community Centre. Cost: $30

For specific information about our services or to enrol in a course ask to speak to the Intake worker between 9am to 12.30pm — Monday to Friday phone 07 5524 8711 or fill in the form below