Tweed Shire Course Program

Tweed Shire Courses – Term 4 2021

PARENTING COURSES

Young Mums to Be

20 October – 24 November 2021, 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, creativity and fun. 6 x 2.5hour sessions. 

THE FAMILY CENTRE – FRANCES ST TWEED HEADS. NO COST

NO SCAREDY CATS

22 October – 5 November 2021, 10am–12.30pm

A course to support parents and caregivers to reduce anxiety and build resilience in children aged 2–12. The course will cover how anxiety develops, how parents/caregivers can take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems, and how parents/caregivers can support children to develop skills to reduce anxiety and build resilience. 3 x 2.5 hour Sessions.

THE FAMILY CENTRE – AMBER RD SOUTH TWEED HEADS. COST: $15

BRINGING UP GREAT KIDS

21 October – 25 November 2021, 10am–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. NO COST

SOON THEY'LL BE TEENAGERS – ONLINE

6 October – 27 October 2021, 10am–12pm

New tools and strategies as well as knowledge of your child’s physical, social and emotional developmental changes.  It will help you develop awareness and strategies around your own reactions when your buttons are pushed and establish clear boundaries whilst maintaining a positive connection.

NO COST (FOR RESIDENTS OF 2484)

TUNING INTO TEENS

26 October – 30 November 2021, 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.  

THE FAMILY CENTRE – FRANCES ST TWEED HEADS. COST:$30

123 MAGIC AND EMOTIONAL COACHING - ONLINE​

16 November – 30 November 2021, 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 AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF BALLINA, BYRON AND TWEED SHIRES.
NO COST

 

PLAYGROUPS

Monday – tweed heads

Tuesday – fingal

WEDNESDAY – Tweed heads south

Thursday – Murwillumbah

During NSW school terms, 9.30am–11.30am

Find connection with other parents/carers and children while learning and playing together.Access to useful information regarding parenting, local services and activities.
NO COST

RELATIONSHIP COURSES

Anger and emotional intelligence

12 November 2021, 9.30am–3pm

1 day 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 RD SOUTH TWEED HEADS. COST: $15

COUCH CHAT – ONLINE

19 October – 26 October 2021, 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 AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF BALLINA, BYRON AND TWEED SHIRES.
NO COST

COURSES FOR WOMEN

Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say

12 October – 16 November 2021, 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 2 hour sessions.

THE FAMILY CENTRE – AMBER RD SOUTH TWEED HEADS. COST: $30

COURSES FOR MEN

Pathways to Change for Men

20 November – 4 December 2021, 9.30am–3pm

 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 6 hour sessions. 

THE FAMILY CENTRE – AMBER RD SOUTH TWEED HEADS. COST: $30

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

For further information on any of our courses or workshops please call 9am–12.30pm Monday–Friday (07) 5524 8711 or go to www.thefamilycentre.org.au

If you are unable to pay for course fees please talk with our intake worker or the course facilitator. The Family Centre is committed to providing equal access to all the courses we offer.