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To enquire about Connecting Families or to make an appointment, call us on 02 6621 7397,  email connectingfamilies@nrcg.org.au or visit our Lismore Community Hub.

Connecting Families

Connecting Families works with vulnerable families to support and develop skills regarding parenting, attachment, and emotional or behaviour management.

This free service supports parents and carers of children up to fifteen years old who live in the Northern Rivers region and who find the pressure of parenting and everyday life difficult or overwhelming at times.

Connecting Families supports parents and children to feel more connected and confident in parental and caring roles. It works with families who want to create change to support life skills, attachment and behavioural growth.

We aim to establish a stable platform from which families can develop healthy, nourishing connections. 

Our service is tailored to suit the individual needs of each family. Our flexible supports and resources are delivered from our custom-designed facilities, session rooms and in families’ own homes. Using low impact assessment tools, we measure families’ progress and the positive impact of the service.

What does Connecting Families provide?

  • The Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program
  • Culturally appropriate support
  • Ongoing, tailored case management up to 44 weeks
  • Customised support and service coordination
  • Access to counselling
  • Flexible in-home parenting support
  • Active support of fathers’ engagement with children
  • Access to supported playgroups
  • Referrals to additional support services as needed

Parents Under Pressure (PuP)

Connecting Families adopts the Parents Under Pressure curriculum, exploring key life areas such as parental attachment, issues around health and well being, building support networks, engaging children in play and managing addictions.

Read more information about Parents under Pressure here.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

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