Being a parent is one of the best jobs in the world, but one that can throw up unexpected challenges.
Nillumbik Shire Council is proud to support families with the launch of the Nillumbik Parenting Hub: Building Resilient Families.
The hub will offer parents, carers and grandparents of children and young people a range of support, information and resources in two key ways:
- The Nillumbik Parenting Hub online portal on Council’s website
- The Nillumbik Parenting Series in partnership with healthAbility and ParentZone
The initiative aims to strengthen skills, strategies and tools for families to provide positive support to children and young people and respond effectively during the most challenging times.
Nillumbik Mayor Peter Perkins said Council wanted to provide families easy to access to local information and resources.
“Almost a quarter of Nillumbik’s population is aged 17 and under, and we want to provide the support needed to help give our children and young people the best possible start in life,” Cr Perkins said.
The Nillumbik Parenting Hub is located on the Council’s website at nillumbik.vic.gov.au/parenting-hub includes an A-Z Service Directory, covering a range of topics with links to organisations and services that can provide practical advice and support.
There is also details of local programs available in Nillumbik to support parents and carers through their child’s development from birth to teens.
Topics covered include breast feeding advice and baby settling support, new parents and grandparents groups, youth programs, parenting support, family violence, mental health, support for children with a disability, and more.
The Nillumbik Parenting Series offers a range of online information sessions provided by a variety of experts covering babies and toddlers, early years, youth and general parenting tips.
The series will kick off in February after the school holidays with three events:
Parenting Children Experiencing Anxiety
When: Wednesday 10 February, 7pm online zoom session
- What are the signs
- What are the impacts on children
- Strategies to prevent, reduce and manage anxiety in children
3 Keys to Nurturing Happy Girls
When: Friday 12 February, 4pm online zoom session
- Learn strategies to support your daughter to navigate their emotions and foster strong connection
Tuning into Teens Information Session
When: Wednesday 17 February, 1pm
- What is the Tuning into Teens parenting program
- What is emotional intelligence
- How parents can help their teen develop emotional intelligence
Further information about how to register for these free events and the full calendar of events can be found at nillumbik.vic.gov.au/parenting-hub
The Nillumbik Parenting Series is proudly presented in partnership with healthAbility and ParentZone with the support of other local services and agencies.