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Adults Supporting Kids

Are you a parent, extended family member or caregiver supporting kids?

You and your kids are important and have the right to be safe at home and in the community.

Every mum, dad and caregiver — no matter what their family looks like — needs help at some stage of their kids’ development.

From babies to toddlers to teens, kids have different challenges. Sometimes we need family and friends to give us a break, or teachers and child carers to provide advice, or community services to help us deal with bigger issues.

Getting information and support early can help kids and their families stay safe and well.

Whatever your family situation, ASK can help.

It’s ok to ASK for help. ASK is a safe place.

Information for you

The Parenting and Family Support Program offers parents and carers a range of face-to-face workshops and online webinars to suit their parenting needs. We aim to help parents build an understanding of child and adolescent development so that they can lay the strongest possible foundation for their children and young people.

Delivered in a relaxed and informal style these workshops and webinars offer parents helpful information and a choice of simple, practical strategies based on the latest parenting research and using information from Parenting SA.

Workshops and webinars are all live and free and are designed to be interactive with videos, activities and time for parents to discuss information together in small groups or through the chat function.

Parenting and Family Support Program

Raising Children Network provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts

Free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help you and your family grow and thrive together, including:

Services for you

Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) supports all SA families with babies and kids 0 to 5 years. They have a focus on 0 to 3 years and can help with:

  • feeding, settling, children’s milestones and development checks
  • information and suggestions for parents and caregivers.

CaFHS Parent Helpline gives information and support over the phone to parents and carers of children from birth to five years.

Phone 1300 364 100

CaFHS Early Parenting Groups

Phone 1300 733 606

Early Parenting Groups in your area

Early Parenting Groups are available in your local area.

These centres offer a range of services bringing together education, health, community development activities and services for families.

Services may include:

  • preschools
  • long day care
  • occasional care
  • playgroup
  • programs to support families with children from birth to school age.

SA Children’s Centres

Providing individual and group support before, during and after pregnancy and while you’re parenting. MY Health also has nurses, midwives, doctors and counsellors. MY Health is free and confidential for young people aged 12 to 25 years.

Angle Park office, phone 8243 5637
Christies Beach office, phone 8326 6053
Elizabeth office, phone 8255 3477
Talking Realities Young Parenting Program, phone 8243 5637

Metropolitan Youth Health and the Talking Realities Program

Playgroup SA is a non-profit, community-based organisation which is committed to providing quality services to families with young children across South Australia.

MyTime is for parents and carers of kids with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for parents to unwind and talk about their experiences.

Family by Family links families up with other families to make changes they want in their lives. All Australian families deserve to thrive, not just survive. Thriving families are moving towards what they want: they try new things, plan for the future, connect family members to new opportunities, and offer positive feedback and mutual support.

Phone 7230 5475

Email hello@familybyfamily.org.au

Centacare Catholic Family Services

Centacare's Family Dispute Resolution team helps separated parents and grandparents to make decisions about parenting, care arrangements and division of property. The service is child-focussed, with the needs and interests of children and young people at the centre of any agreements reached, and is guided by accredited Practitioners working within the family law framework.

Family Dispute Resolution is offered in person in the office or over the phone.

Phone 8215 6700

Email fdr@centacare.org.au

Relationships Australia (South Australia) – iKiDs children's counselling

iKiDs is for children and young people from the age of five whose parents have been separated for no more than three years. Counselling through iKiDs (I Know I Do) provides a safe, friendly and confidential way for children to talk about what they are feeling or thinking.

Phone 8245 8100

Someone to talk to

Parent Helpline South Australia is for parents of children 0 to 5 living in South Australia.

Phone 1300 364 100 (24-hour service)

1800 RESPECT is a national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Phone 1800 737 732 (24-hour service)

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