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Parent Support Groups

The Strengthening Parent Support Program offers support, information and assistance to parents and carers of infants, children and young people 0-18 years with a disability or developmental delay through: 

• Parent Support Groups and Activities
• Workshops and information forums

• Group work
• Individual parent support 

 

Parent Support Groups offer parents social and emotional support, an opportunity to share information, ideas and time out.

 

If you are a parent of child or younger person who has a disability or developmental delay (0-18 years) you may like to join a support group. Parent Support Groups are held in Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton.


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Integrated Family Services

Integrated Family Services (IFS) provides services that improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people by working with families to better support and maximise the opportunities for their children.    The Integrated Family Services Practitioners do this by ensuring that the vulnerable children and young people and their families are effectively linked into relevant services.   

 

We provide casework and in-home support to vulnerable families experiencing difficulties.     Providing families with support increases parenting confidence and capacity and this leads to strengthened family relationships, leading to better opportunities and outcomes for children.     Our practitioners work with young people and families so that they can access services and supports that they need to enhance their wellbeing.


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Totally Awesome Parents

Totally Awesome Parents (TAP) group is a support group for parents with intellectual disabilities and/or learning difficulties.

 

Through regular meetings, the group respects its members in all aspects of parenting and supports new learning through social and community gatherings.

 

The TAP group provides:

• Support
• Respect for each other
• Regular meetings
• Shared experiences
• Safe place to talk


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