Parenting programs

Parenting programs

The Parks Family Support Service aims to promote the safety, stability and development of vulnerable children, young people and their families from birth to 17 years of age, by providing casework service and linking families with relevant support services.

The service will work with families to:
• provide skills support to assist with parenting (including fathering)
• promote the safe and appropriate development of children
• assist with communication and conflict resolution to improve relationships
• provide practical support and education
• advocate on issues impacting parents
• connect families with resources and services

1-2-3 Magic - is easy to learn and it works.
1-2-3 Magic is a behavioural management program for parents and carers of young children.
Parenting doesn’t have to be a battle!
The 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching program will help parents and carers manage difficult child behaviour with a focus on strategies and techniques; encourage good behaviour; and strengthen the parent-child relationship.

This program is for parents/carers of children aged 2-12.


Triple P
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behaviour and prevent problems developing. Triple P has demonstrated to be effective across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures.

The Triple P positive parenting program is for parents with children aged 3–8 years. The program gives parents the tools to:
• encourage behaviour a parent likes from their child
• deal positively and consistently with problem behaviour
• take the stress out of parenting.

Triple P can also help to develop family relationships assisting children to reach their full potential.


Circle of Security
The Circle of Security® is an innovative intervention program designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents. Every child comes into the world seeking a secure relationship with her/his caregivers. The Circle of Security® program helps promote that security. A secure attachment between child and caregiver is critical to a child’s current and future well-being.
University-based research has shown that secure children have increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enter school more ready to learn, and are able to handle their emotions better than their less secure peers. As they grow older, secure children become less likely to live in poverty, have legal problems, or experience chronic emotional difficulties.