*Our Services

Our Services

Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services

Early Years Network

Playgroups

Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services

Youth and Family Services – Mental Health Support

Connecting Home

REALskills Primary Schools

REALskills High Schools

Relationship Services

Relationship Consultations

Relationship Skills and Courses

Disability Services

Plan Management

Support Coordination

Tweed Byron Suicide Prevention Strategy

Our Courses

Courses are run each New South Wales school term both online and face to face in the Ballina, Byron and Tweed Shires.

COURSE PROGRAM – TERM 1 2022

PARENTING COURSES

Young Mums to Be – Online

Wednesdays 9 February – 16 March 2022, 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. 

ONLINE. NO COST

123 Magic & Emotion Coaching – Online

Thursdays 10 March – 24 March 2022, 10.30am–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 hour sessions. 

ONLINE. NO COST

Parenting Seminar – Online

Thursday 10 March 2022, 10am–12pm

This is an introductory 2 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; Triple P; 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 2hour session.

ONLINE. NO COST

Tuning into Teens – Online

22 February – 29 March 2022, 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. NO COST

Triple P Parenting  – Online

Tuesdays 8 March–29 March 2022, 10am–12pm

4-week parenting course for parents/carers of children 2–12 years. Assists parents/carers to build positive relationships with their children and create a stable, supportive and harmonious family. The course introduces proven methods to encourage behaviour you would like more of from your children and deal positively and consistently with problem behaviour. 4 x 2hour sessions. Limited childminding available.

ONLINE. NO COST

Family Centre Playgroups

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 during NSW school terms.

NO COST

Tweed Shire

All playgroups 9.30am–11.30am

Monday – Tweed Heads
Tuesday – Fingal
Wednesday – Tweed Heads South
Thursday – Murwillumbah

Ballina Shire

All playgroups 10am–12pm

Ballina 

Wednesday – South Golden Beach
Thursday – Ballina

RELATIONSHIP COURSES

Stepfamilies Support, Couch Chat – Online​

Wednesdays 2 March–9 March 2022, 7pm–8pm

Couch Chat supports couples to explore ways to connect with their partner and kids in their step family. 2 x 1 hour sessions

ONLINE. NO COST

COURSES FOR WOMEN

Self Esteem for Women – Online​

Tuesdays 8 February–1 March 2022, 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. 4 x 2hour sessions.

ONLINE. NO COST

DISABILITY SERVICES

Information Session – Online

Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10.30am–11.30am or
Tuesday 8 March 2022, 10.30am–11.30am

Find out more about The Family Centre’s Disability Services in Plan Management and Support Coordination.

Join our FREE online workshops to help you get the most out of your NDIS Plan.

The workshop is for anyone wanting to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as well as current participants, families, carers and nominees.

We will give you information on:

About the NDIS and how to access the scheme
Plan Management Services
Support Coordination Services

ONLINE. NO COST