Southern Community Welfare

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Cool Kids Program

Cool Kids Program

Cool Kids Program is an anxiety management program created by Macquarie University that has stood the test of time.  It is a structured, skills-based program that teaches children (age 7-17) and their parents how to better manage anxiety.  It involves the participation of both children and their parents and focuses on teaching clear and practical skills.  Current results indicate that most participants show significant improvement in areas such as school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extracurricular activities as well as decrease in worry, shyness, fear and family distress, making this program an effective tool to help prevent more severe mental health issues later in life.

Emotion Based Social Skills Training (EBSST)

Emotion Based Social Skills Training (EBSST)

EBSST is an evidence-based, inclusive mental health treatment program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The program is delivered by a trained Clinical Psychologist to help children with:

·       Understanding and communicating about feelings

·       Understanding body signs associated with feelings

·       Understanding other people’s feelings

·       Emotional problem solving

·       Strategies to manage big emotions

The program aims to improve outcomes both in school and outside school with training modules delivered to children, parents and teachers.  It is for children aged 8-13.

Confident Communications Workshop

Confident Communications Workshop

Effective communication is an important part of everyday life.  This workshop helps children to explore and practice non-verbal communication and conversation skills.  This in turn helps to build social skills and confidence in interacting with others. 

Topics covered will include posture, gesture, facial expressions, volume and tone of voice, how to start, maintain and finish conversations.  This program is delivered by a fully qualified speech pathologist and is suitable for children aged 8-10.   

Parenting - No Experience Necessary

Parenting - No Experience Necessary

Parenting is one of the most joyful things we get to do in life.  Raising children to be confident, optimistic and loving human beings is its own reward.  There are a lot of influences on the family and not all influences are positive and helpful.  This program aims to assist parents to enjoy the job of parenting whilst encouraging connection and shared experiences with other parents.

This is a three-part program focused on strengthening relationships, confident parenting strategies and building family resilience.  It is delivered by a fully qualified child and family counsellor with many years of experience studying and using well known parenting skill programs.

B*E*S*T Program – Bravery * Endurance * Self Control * Teamwork

B*E*S*T Program – Bravery * Endurance * Self Control * Teamwork

BEST is a program that targets physical, emotional and social strengths to promote resilience and healthy self-esteem in children from Years 3-6.  Physical exercises from the Rock and Water Program are teamed with stories and interactive discussion to inspire children to bring their BEST to any situation.

The program is designed to have a positive effect on children’s confidence, assertiveness, problem solving, friendships, calming strategies, communication and response to peer group pressure.  This program is currently being delivered in primary schools.

Circle of Security Parenting Program

Circle of Security Parenting Program

Circle of Security is an attachment based parenting program that will help develop the parent child relationship and equip your child to face challenges and handle emotions. Suitable for parents and carers of children of all ages.

Our next program starts 28 May 2018.  Spaces are limited.  For more information, download our flyer or to enrol or enquire please call 9545-0299 or admin@scw.org.au

Seasons for Growth for Children and Young People

Seasons for Growth for Children and Young People

Seasons for Growth is an educational program for children and young people aged 6 to 15 years who have experienced significant change or loss, usually through death, divorce or separation. The program teaches skills to develop resilience and enhance coping strategies. Small groups of 4-7 same aged participants are lead by a trained Companion. Activities include: talking, writing, drawing, music and movement.The program is not counselling or therapy but a peer supported educational program.

The cost for the full 8 weeks is $50 per child. For dates, please check our events page.
 
 

Seasons for Growth for Adults

Seasons for Growth for Adults

The Seasons for Growth Adult Workshop Exploring the Seasons of Grief is designed for anyone who has experienced grief or loss. This may have been due to a variety of reasons such as death, separation, divorce, illness, displacement, relationship breakdown, injury, unemployment or other significant life events. The 4 week program provides the opportunity to:

  • Understand and manage your particular experience of loss and grief
  • Learn about Worden’s Four Tasks of Grief and how they apply to your own experience
  • Explore the importance of feelings, memories, forgiveness, transformative change, choices and support networks.
  • Participate in a group setting and learn from others experiences.

The program has been written and developed by Good Grief and our facilitators are trained by Good Grief.

To find out more about the program, please visit the Good Grief website via this link goodgrief.org.au/adult-program

For dates please check our events page

Cost is $50 including a take home personal journal.

Community Education

Community Education

Our team is equipped to cover a range of topics to support the local community including (but not limited to):

General Mental Health and Wellbeing * Anxiety (Child/Adult) * Depression * Resilience* Mindfulness * Parenting in the Digital Age * Parenting Teens * Parenting Your Driving Teen * Parenting after Separation * Marriage Enrichment * School Transitions (Preschool to Kindergarten and Year 10 to Year 11/12) * Stress Management * Suicide Prevention

Contact us for any specific education topics you or your workplace might need.

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