These programs are for parents from a refugee and migrant background to learn new ways to parent, in particular how to recognise, understand and respond to their children’s emotions.

The Tuning in to Kids and Teens programs help parents make their relationship with their child or teen stronger, while understanding their own emotions and parenting skills.

Parents learn about new ways to parent, how to communicate using emotion coaching skills while assisting their child to become a better communicator, to build resilience and to become a better learner at school.

We provide a safe space where parents come together to share their successes and challenges around parenting in a new country.

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

A safe space where parents come together to share their successes and challenges around parenting in a new country.
A safe space where parents come together to share their successes and challenges around parenting in a new country.

When and where

The programs are run at the Connie Benn Centre , 160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy and other locations in the City of Yarra,

Tuning in to KidsTM is also available at the Jindi Family and Community Centre in Mernda.

Tuning in to KidsTM and Tuning in to TeensTM programs run for seven weeks, two hours each week.

BSL runs Tuning in to KidsTM or Tuning in to TeensTM each term depending on the needs of the community.

Who is eligible

Families from diverse cultural and language backgrounds who live on the Atherton Gardens Housing Estate in Fitzroy, and in the wider City of Yarra, are eligible for the program in Yarra.

  • This course of Tuning in to KidsTM is suitable for parents with children who are ages five to 10.

Families from diverse cultural and language backgrounds who live in Mernda are eligible for the program in Mernda.

  • This course of Tuning in to KidsTM is suitable for parents with children who are ages two to eight.

Tuning in to TeensTM is available in Yarra and suitable for parents with children ages 10 to 14.

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