Our Services

Empowering, educating and collaborating

Learn more about the range of programs and services available in-person and online to empower, educate and connect those in our community.

How can we help?

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Parents, Caregivers & Children

Are you parent, caregiver or child looking to be empowered? We facilitate evidenced based group programs that empower parents, adults and children.

Educational
Provider

Are you a school, childcare centre or university? We're on a mission to build resilience, connection and growth through educational programs.

Professionals & Organisations

Are you a professional, organisation, agency or other community group looking to strengthen, connect or empower your workplace or community?

Parents, Caregivers and Children

Looking to gain essential skills, knowledge and insights to benefit yourself or your family?

Our workshops empower parents, caregivers and children with the tools they need to thrive and succeed in their personal lives and create positive long-term impacts on their wellbeing. Our workshops are evidence-based courses that will assist in a number of areas such as emotional coaching, stronger connections, dealing with change, grief and loss and promoting positive behaviours.

We offer the following workshops both in-person and online for parents, caregivers and children:

Circle of Security® Parenting™

The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. They have since confirmed, through decades of university-based research, that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

Suitable for: Parents/caregivers of children of all ages
Overall Benefits: Building stronger connections, improved behaviour, parental awareness
Course Duration: 8 x 2 hours sessions | In Person & Online Program

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children. In particular the program teaches parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions. Tuning in to Kids was developed by Dr Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley in Melbourne, Australia, and has been evaluated in multiple randomised controlled trials that have shown the program leads to positive outcomes including improving parenting, parent-child relationships and children’s emotional competence and behaviour. The program has been particularly effective with children with clinical-level emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Suitable for: Parents/caregivers of children of all ages
Overall Benefits: Building stronger connections, emotional intelligence building, behaviour management
Course Duration: 6-10 weeks (depending on individual group needs) | In Person & Online Program

Seasons for Growth Child and Young Person

Seasons for Growth Child and Young People Program, developed by Good Grief, is an evidence based program for children, young people or adults who have experienced significant change or loss. Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal part of life.

Suitable for: Children, Teenagers, Young Adults
Overall Benefits: Skills to cope with grief, change and loss
Course Duration: 8 x 1 hour sessions + 1 celebrations session & up to 2 catch-ups | In Person Only

Seasons for Growth Parenting

Seasons for Growth Parent Program, developed by Good Grief, aims to assist parents to understand the experience of death or separation and divorce from a child’s perspective, and to learn about the most effective ways to support their child/ren. This distinctive child-centred approach provides emotional space and a non-judgemental environment for parents to wonder, share, discuss and learn how to care for and nurture their children after separation, divorce or the death of someone they love. This program was developed by Good Grief.

Suitable for: Parents/Caregivers
Overall Benefits: Parental awareness, skills to help your child cope with grief, change and loss
Course Duration: After Bereavement: 1 x 2 hour session, After Separation/Divorce: 2 x 2 hour sessions | In Person & Online Program

Seasons for Growth Adult Program

The Seasons for Growth adult program builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults as they adapt to change, loss and grief in their lives. While the adult program reflects the same underlying theory as the children and young people’s program, it incorporates sound adult learning principles and a wider range of life experiences.

Suitable for: Adults
Overall Benefits: Builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults
Course Duration: 4 x 2 hour sessions | In Person & Online Program

1-2-3 Magic® & Emotion Coaching

1-2-3 Magic is an evidence based behaviour management program which aims at teaching parents and guardians simple, precise and effective ways to manage their child or children, in approximately the 2 to 12 year age range. 123 Magic & Emotion Coaching is based on two underlying perspectives on parenting: first, that children can be taught to respond more flexibly when they are frustrated or upset and second, that parents and carers can be taught easy-to-use skills they can use at particular parenting moments.

Suitable for: Parents of children aged 2-12 years old
Overall Benefits: Behaviour management, impulse control, positive reinforcement, parental awareness
Course Duration: 3 x 2.5 hour sessions | In Person & Online Program

LOVE BiTES

LOVE BITES is an extremely successful schoolbased Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault prevention program based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women. This interactive and innovative program is aimed at 14-17yr olds and consists of two interactive education workshops on Domestic and Family Violence and Sexual Assault followed by creative workshops that consolidate the information from the morning.

Suitable for: Teens aged 14-17 years old
Overall Benefits: Development of respectful behaviours in relationships and sexual assault prevention
Course Duration: 1 day workshop

LOVE BiTES Junior

LOVE BiTES Junior is a respectful relationships education program that focuses on the development of respectful relationships for 11-14 year olds. It is a suite of 3 programs which evolved out of the success of LOVE BiTES, a well-established respectful relationship education program designed for young people aged 11-14 years. Since LOVE BiTES was initially implemented in 2003, community feedback from across Australia has consistently included the need for respectful relationship education programs for younger students. LOVE BiTES Junior’s 3 programs are designed to be delivered consecutively as the sessions are deliberately scaffolded to incrementally build young people’s skills.

Suitable for: Teens & pre teens aged 11-14 years old
Overall Benefits: Development of respectful behaviours in relationships and sexual assault prevention
Course Duration: 1 day workshop

Engaging Adolescents

The Engaging Adolescents parenting education course teaches parents what goes into forming a great relationship with their teenagers and how to broach difficult topics with teenagers and importantly, emerge in one piece! Based on scripted mediation techniques, the PASTA for teenagers’ process provides parents with a method for holding tough conversations with adolescents, where parents can deal with short term issues (such as being interrupted) and long term issues teaching teenagers how to negotiate successfully).

Suitable for: Parents of pre teens & teenagers
Overall Benefits: Learning skills to have tough conversations with teenagers, Improve bonds
Course Duration: 3 x 2 hour sessions | In Person & Online Program

Drumbeat - Building resilience through rhythm

Drumbeat is an evidence-based therapeutic approach developed by the Holyoake Institute that uses music to engage participants, teach social skills and build self-esteem. The program uses drumming exercises to provide a sense of connectedness for participants with themselves and others as part of a team. Drumbeat is a flexible program that combines experiential learning with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and engages young people and adults who may be anxious or resistant to ‘talk based’ therapies.

Suitable for: Young people and adults
Overall Benefits: Resilience building skills, Connection to self
Course Duration: 10 x 1 hour sessions

Stormbirds

Stormbirds, developed by Good Grief, provides a safe space for children and young people to give a voice to their experiences and learn appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage the changes brought about by a natural disaster. Essentially, the program allows them to connect, communicate and understand they are not alone. Since 2009, Stormbirds has supported many communities following natural disasters - bushfires in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia; floods in Queensland; bushfires and drought in New South Wales and the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.

Suitable for: Children of all ages
Overall Benefits: Coping skills for children and young people after a natural disaster
Course Duration: 4 x 1 hour sessions

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Teachers & Educational Providers

Looking for the opportunity to offer your staff or students additional skills and knowledge?

We offer workshops to empower educators and their students with the tools they need to thrive and succeed in their personal lives and create positive long-term impacts on their wellbeing. Our workshops are evidence-based courses that will assist in a number of areas such as emotional coaching, stronger connections, dealing with change, grief and loss and promoting positive behaviours.

We can tailor programs based on the individual needs of your centre or school and also provide group train the trainer sessions. Please contact us if you would like more information.

We currently offer the following programs for students and educators:

Programs for Students:

Seasons for Growth Child and Young Person

Seasons for Growth Child and Young People Program is an evidence based program for children, young people or adults who have experienced significant change or loss. Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change, loss and grief are a normal and valuable part of life.

Suitable for: Children, Teenagers, Young Adults
Overall Benefits: Skills to cope with grief, change and loss
Course Duration: 8 x 1 hour sessions + 1 celebrations session & up to 2 catch-ups

Stormbirds

Stormbirds provides a safe space for children and young people to give a voice to their experiences and learn appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage the changes brought about by a natural disaster. Essentially, the program allows them to connect, communicate and understand they are not alone. Since 2009, Stormbirds has supported many communities following natural disasters - bushfires in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia; floods in Queensland; bushfires and drought in New South Wales and the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.

Suitable for: Children of all ages
Overall Benefits: Coping skills for children after a natural disaster
Course Duration: 4 x 1 hour sessions

Programs for Educators:

Seasons for Growth Adult Program

The Seasons for Growth adult program builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults as they adapt to change, loss and grief in their lives. While the adult program reflects the same underlying theory as the children and young people’s program, it incorporates sound adult learning principles and a wider range of life experiences.

The Seasons for Growth Adult Program consists of two separate components:
• Understanding Change, Loss and Grief (1 x 3 hour seminar session)
• Exploring the Seasons of Grief (8 hours in total - 4 x 2 hour small group workshop sessions)

The Understanding Change, Loss and Grief seminar is designed for use in a wide variety of workplaces and community settings to deepen understandings of the nature and impact of change, loss and grief on the lives of groups or individuals.

The Exploring the Seasons of Grief program creates a safe place for participants to learn together in small groups of 4-7 adults. The program supports participants in learning about the personal impacts of change, loss and grief, whilst developing skills in communication, decision-making and problem-solving. This helps to restore self confidence and self-esteem.

Suitable for: Adults
Overall Benefits: Builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults
Course Duration: Exploring the Seasons of Grief: 4 x 2 hour sessions | Understanding Change, Loss and Grief: 1 x 3 hour sessions

Circle of Security® Classroom

The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security. They have since confirmed, through decades of university-based research, that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure. Circle of Security International have released a new program specifically for educators, our team are trained and experienced in delivering this program tailored to your school or early learning centre. Additional classroom coaching is available.

Suitable for: Educators / School or childcare centre staff members
Overall Benefits: Positive connections with students, improved behaviour, self-awareness
Course Duration: 8 x 2 hours sessions | Face to Face & Online delivery available

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based program that focuses on the emotional connection between adults and children. In particular the program teaches skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions. Tuning in to Kids was developed by Dr Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley in Melbourne, Australia, and has been evaluated in multiple randomised controlled trials that have shown the program leads to positive outcomes including improving relationships and children’s emotional competence and behaviour. The program has been particularly effective with children with clinical-level emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Suitable for: Educators / School or childcare centre staff members
Overall Benefits: Building stronger connections, emotional intelligence building, behaviour management
Course Duration: 6-10 weeks (depending on individual group needs) | Face to Face & Online delivery available

Ready to get started or want more information?

Professionals & Organisations

Are you a professional or business looking at experiencing a course for yourself before referring your clients? 

We offer workshops that will give you insights into how our programs can empower others with the tools they need to thrive and succeed in their personal lives and create positive long-term impacts on their wellbeing. Our workshops are evidence-based courses that assist in a number of areas such as emotional coaching, stronger connections, dealing with change, grief and loss and promoting positive behaviours.

We can tailor programs based on the individual needs of business and also provide group train the trainer sessions. We also offer professional development workshops.
Please contact us if you would like more information.

We currently offer the following programs for professionals to experience for themselves:

Tuning In To Kids

Tuning in to Kids is an evidence-based program that focuses on the emotional connection between adults and children. In particular the program teaches skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions. Tuning in to Kids was developed by Dr Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley in Melbourne, Australia, and has been evaluated in multiple randomised controlled trials that have shown the program leads to positive outcomes including improving relationships and children’s emotional competence and behaviour. The program has been particularly effective with children with clinical-level emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Overall Benefits: Building stronger connections, emotional intelligence building, behaviour management
Course Duration: 6-10 weeks (depending on individual group needs)

Seasons for Growth Adult Program

The Seasons for Growth adult program builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults as they adapt to change, loss and grief in their lives. While the adult program reflects the same underlying theory as the children and young people’s program, it incorporates sound adult learning principles and a wider range of life experiences.

The Seasons for Growth Adult Program consists of two separate components:
• Understanding Change, Loss and Grief (1 x 3 hour seminar session)
• Exploring the Seasons of Grief (8 hours in total - 4 x 2 hour small group workshop sessions)

The Understanding Change, Loss and Grief seminar is designed for use in a wide variety of workplaces and community settings to deepen understandings of the nature and impact of change, loss and grief on the lives of groups or individuals.

The Exploring the Seasons of Grief program creates a safe place for participants to learn together in small groups of 4-7 adults. The program supports participants in learning about the personal impacts of change, loss and grief, whilst developing skills in communication, decision-making and problem-solving. This helps to restore self confidence and self-esteem.

Suitable for: Adults
Overall Benefits: Builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults
Course Duration: Exploring the Seasons of Grief: 4 x 2 hour sessions | Understanding Change, Loss and Grief: 1 x 3 hour sessions

Circle of Security Professionals Sessions

The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. They have since confirmed, through decades of university-based research, that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

Over 4 x 2 hour sessions, Strong Communities licensed and experienced COSP facilitators will guide you through the Circle of Security Parenting Series experience. This professional development opportunity will build your understanding of how the program is facilitated in groups when you refer your clients. As a practitioner, by attending this you will gain 8 hours of professional development with Strong Communities to confidently support your clients on their parenting journey when they attend the group programs.

Please note: Attending this 4 part series does not issue you with a licence to facilitate Circle of Security Parenting to clients
Suitable for: Professionals working with children & families
Overall Benefits: Building stronger connections, improved behaviour, parental awareness
Course Duration: 8 x 2 hours sessions | Face to Face & Online delivery available

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