Upper Ross Family Support Hub
All families need support at some time, such as during a bereavement; finding yourself in debt; not being able to manage your child’s behaviour; questioning your ability as a parent or worrying that your child may have additional needs.
The Upper Ross Family Support Hub provides a place you can go and be listened to and supported. You don’t have to feel alone, worrying which way to turn, we can offer you support.
Services provided by the Family Support Hub:
- Individual and family Support
- Connections and referral to specialist agencies
- Information relating to available services
- Information Resources
- Parenting and Crisis Support
Family Support staff assess the needs of families and work with them to match their needs with the best service to help. This can be a service provided by the Family Support Hub or a service provided by a specialist organisation.
The Family Support Hub focuses on activities and wrap around support services with a focus on vulnerable families with children 0 – 8 years.
The hub supports existing childcare services (and their respective staff and families) who are located in the Upper Ross.
We believe in helping families to develop the skills to help themselves through Parenting Education. Through the Hub and held at the Upper Ross Community Centre are:
- Various parenting programs.
- Life Skills Workshops and Information Sessions.
Self-help skills are fostered through mutual support and group activities:
Upper Ross Playgroup
Is a friendly environment where children 0 to 5 and their families can participate in a wide range of child focused crafts and outdoor play. At Playgroup parents and carers have the opportunity to develop relationships with other families in the region and enjoy the activities with their children. Family Support staff are present to support activities and encourage an enjoyable learning experience for parents, carers and children. Playgroup is held at the Upper Ross Community Centre every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am. Transport is available, please phone the Community Centre on 4774 0144 to book.
Circle Of Security Parenting Program
The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.
Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:
- Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
- Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
- Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
- Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure