Parenting / Family Support and Advice
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Kids dealing with separation
When parents separate or divorce it is a BIG thing for everyone involved. This web site has been developed to make this time easier for YOU.
Parental separation can be a very challenging time for all family members, but research indicates that children and young people are particularly vulnerable and often do not receive appropriate assistance or support. This website provides a range of valuable information and activities for children who have experienced parental separation and/or divorce and their parents and other caregivers. The information provided is based on research and will directly assist the children and young people to understand and cope with the changes involved. The parents' section will also assist parents and and/or other caregivers to understand and support their children through the family transition and beyond.
drummond street services
drummond street services is a not for profit community service organisation which has been in lives of Victorian families since 1887.
We engage with families throughout their lives, actively supporting them in caring for their family members through normal life transitions and in tough times. Our mission is promoting wellbeing for life.
Eeny Meeny Miney Mo Foundation
EENY MEENY MINEY MO Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working:
- To protect children from the severe risks that arise during and after family separation;
- To ensure that children’s rights and needs - especially to maintain a proper relationship with all loving parents, relatives and friends after family separation - are widely understood, protected and observed; and
- To help those experiencing, or at risk of suffering, the tragic consequences of “parental alienation”.
Family Relationship Advice Online
It provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues. It allows families to find out about services that are funded by the Government that can assist them to build better relationships. It also provides information on the Government's reforms to the family law system to help families focus on the needs of their children.
We can chat about anything:
- What's going on at home
- A friend who needs help
- Something bothering you at school
- You're feeling sad or confused
- Anything else you want
What you talk about is between you and your counsellor and you don't even have to tell us your name
1800 551 800
Mallee Family Care
Mallee Family Care (MFC) provides services and information for the communities along the Murray River from Swan Hill to Mildura and South Western New South Wales. The objective of this website is to provide a portal for information to be made accessible to the community.
This website is designed for easy navigation and for information to be made as a downloadable service to you. While the website provides information, direct contact with the various relevant services should remain a priority.
Parental Alienation is Child Abuse
This site was created by an alienated parent who has felt the pain, in an effort to try and help both the children and the targeted parent, and to help stop or fight the guilty.
Parental Alienation IS child abuse and emotional abuse ... the following is an outline prepared from the personal experiences of many along with much professional input and attempts to explain in laymans terms various aspects of Parental Alienation.
Parental alienation should not be confused with parental alienation syndrome (PAS) as one is the act of and the other is the result of and in Australia many courts refer to parental alienation as "alignment", parental alienation must have been practiced to have alignment happen.
Parental Alienation is the act of a parent or person coaching/convincing the Children to "break away" from the other parent by way of brainwashing the Children into thinking badly of the targeted Parent often to the point of them refusing to having anything or little to do with that parent, in most cases the Children actually not only believe the words of the Alienator unconditionally at the time but are also coached in such a way as to believe that it is themselves that have made the decission to not love or want to see the other Parent.
Alienators are cunning in their ways and will do almost anything to achieve their goal and this often includes making false allegations of harm to the Children supposedly by the targeted parent that in most cases involves expensive court time and much stress, some targeted parents even give up the fight due to not having the means to meet the expense or choosing not to endure the stress and this is what the alienator wants to happen as it usually results in the targeted parent exiting from the lives of the Children.
Parentline supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.
We do this through confidential telephone counselling which aims to support parents and carers of children.
Parentline's experienced and trained counsellors can help by:
- Talking things over with you
- Offering guidance
- Providing advice on ways to manage your children and yourself more effectively
If you need to talk to someone, call Parentline on 1300 30 1300 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week
Parentline counsellors come from a range of professional backgrounds including social work, psychology and counselling. Our experienced counsellors have worked with families for many years.
Parenting is not always easy, and from time to time, all families can benefit from extra support.
Parents and carers are the experts on their relationships and situation.
Strategies are developed in partnership with parents and carers.
What Parentline provides:
- Acceptance of callers in a non-judgmental way
- Personalized and tailored response to each caller
- Discussion of relevant child development information
- Assistance in developing positive parenting strategies
- Support so callers can enjoy their children and parenting experiences
Shared Parenting Council of Australia
The Shared Parenting Council of Australia was incorporated in September 2002 as a representative body for a range of Parent, Children, Church and Family Law Reform organisations who share the common purpose of prescribing in law, every child's fundamental human right to an equal opportunity and relationship with both their Mother and Father following parental separation or divorce.
The Shared Parenting Council of Australia is well aware of these hardships, and our representatives are experienced in all aspects of the Family Law process as it currently stands.
We have researchers, legal advisors and counsellors as part of our team and through our affiliate organisations can offer genuine assistance to individuals and families in crisis.
Many of you will be experiencing the potential loss of your parenting role through 'forced' divorce and how your once unfettered access to your children is suddenly curtailed by Orders made in the Family Court.
Single with Children
Single with Children is an exciting non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, that provides social activities and functions for single parents and their children within the Sydney and Central Coast areas.
All single parents, both male and female, are welcome to join Single with Children. Membership numbers approximately 300 adults and 500 children. Single with Children is a friendly, fun organisation, which holds both adult and family functions where parents can meet every week.
To provide an environment of understanding and companionship, through interaction with other single parents and their children, so that both adult and child alike, can develop their confidence and self esteem.
Sole Parents Survivor Guide
In 2013, the Sole Parents Project Team formed at TAFE as a group of four Diploma-level students studying community services. The theme they had in common was they currently are or have been sole parents. As a community development project, they recognised there was a need to compile a detailed Survivor Guide for Sole Parents to help other sole parents at and after the point of separation, to save them the trouble they went through at this traumatic time.
These days, single parenthood is frequently an outcome of divorce, but it can also be a result of widowhood, choice, or an absentee parent. Regardless of how some arrived at single parenthood, it's important to remember that it often isn't by choice, and the reality (no matter the cause) is that the person shoulders double the burden in raising a child.
In celebration of Single Parents' Day, I decided to offer advice on what I find critical to the role of being a single primary caregiver, something it took me a while to learn myself: How to take care of yourself. Because a single parent doesn't have a partner, there is usually no other person highly involved in your daily life looking out for your health and well-being. Guess who has to be that person? That's right, you.
Step Family Association of SA
Information and support to all stepfamilies to create a Stepfamily Community. We believe that Stepfamilies can work and be successful.
Stepfamilies and blended families operate in a different way to intact biological families. The dynamics of a stepfamily are more complex and there is a need for special understanding and management from both biological and stepparents working together for a healthy stepfamily growth to happen.
Stepfamilies today are becoming a prominent part of Australian family life. It is currently estimated that one in four Australian families is a stepfamily.
The Stepfamily Association of Victoria is a self-help, non-profit organisation offering support, education, and resources to stepfamilies. It provides assistance to families that may be either contemplating or living in a married or informal stepfamily situation.
Stepfamilies today are becoming a prominent part of Australian family life. It is currently estimated that one in five Australian families is a stepfamily. All families need information, education and support. While resources for biological families are available in the community, services often fail to address the unique differences associated with stepfamilies.
These differences include:
- Stepfamilies are born of loss.
- Family members have different histories and expectations.
- Children may be members of two homes
- Child support obligations and parenting arrangements often strain the new relationships.
Stepfamilies are more complex. Where biological families have family trees, stepfamilies have family forests.
Step Mother Matters
Stepfamily members often feel alone with their struggles and frequently believe that there is nowhere to turn for support, a listening ear, advice or assistance. The Step Stop is designed to give members of this type of family an opportunity to tell their stories, ask questions of others, voice their concerns, share their ideas and connect with people around the globe who have similar experiences.
Stepmothering is one of the most difficult tasks with stresses, challenges and difficulties that are rarely recognised, understood or appreciated by anyone aside from other stepmothers. This blog is especially for those courageous ladies who take on the stepmothering challenge. It is a place where stepmums can find helpful hints and is intedended to be a safe space for sharing, support and celebration.