Understanding Teens

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Parenting teenagers can be a challenging experience for all involved.  We believe that evidence-based, effective communication strategies can assist in maintaining a holistic family environment. Our parenting programs focus on assisting parents who are having difficulties parenting their teenagers. The programs provide practical support to equip parents with communication skills and connect them to a supportive community of parents in similar situations.

These programs enable participants to learn new parenting techniques and gain more confidence in their parenting skills in an inclusive environment.

The 'Understanding Teens' program is funded by ACT Policing.

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Session outline:

  • Parenting styles and emotional development

  • Effective communication and Circles of Security

  • Managing anger, violence, and peer influence

  • Assumptions, expectations, and past experiences

  • Conflict resolution, goal setting, house rules, and values

Northside location

Melba Copland College Board Room, Senior Campus, Admin Block, Verbrugghen St, Melba

Dates: Starts 8th May, runs weekly & ends 5th June 2019

Time: Wednesdays, 7.00-9.00pm

New! Daytime Southside location

PCYC Erindale Centre, 17 Grattan Court, Wanniassa

Dates: Next round starts Thursday 16 and runs weekly until the 13th June 2019

Time: Thursdays, 12.00-2.30pm

Southside location

PCYC Erindale Centre, 17 Grattan Court, Wanniassa

Dates: Starts 6th May, runs weekly until 17th June 2019.

Time: Mondays, 7.00-9.00pm

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Pamela Power:

P : (02) 6296 7822

E : pamela.power (a) pcyc.net.au