Tuning into kids and teens

In this program parents from diverse cultural backgrounds learn new ways to parent, in particular how to recognise, understand and respond to their children’s emotions. This approach helps the child to manage their emotions.

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This program helps parents to understand their child’s big emotions, such as anger, sadness and anxiety, and make their relationship with their child stronger.

They learn about new ways to parent in a new country, and how to assist their child to become a better learner at school.

This is a free program for parents. Child care and interpreters can be organised, if required.

When and where

The program is run at the Connie Benn Centre, 160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

Tuning into KidsTM runs four times a year – once a term.

Tuning into TeensTM runs twice a year. 

Who is eligible

Families from diverse cultural and language backgrounds who live on the Atherton Garden's Housing Estate in Fitzroy, Melbourne, and in the Fitzroy area, are eligible for the program.

Tuning into KidsTM is suitable for parents with children aged between three and 12 years of age.

Tuning into TeensTM is suitable for parents with children aged 12 years and over.


We acknowledge the Department of Social Services for its valuable contribution.

Contact us

Connie Benn Centre
160 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Phone: (03) 9426 1500
Email: conniebenncentrereception(at)yarracity.vic.gov.au

Program contact: Jo Macfarlane, jmacfarlane(at)bsl.org.au 

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