Parenting Teens

As the drum is part of the wider drummond street services, we are able to link parents, including young parents into a range of free (or low cost) services to promote the health and wellbeing within families – with a particular focus on the needs of children and teenagers.

It’s important for you to know when we use the term ‘family’ we aren’t just talking about a nuclear family. We know that family means different things for different people- it can mean a carer, guardian, an aunty, grandparent or someone else who is significant in your world.

We have these support services for young people as know the transition from being a child to a young person and an adult can have highs and lows, laughter and frustrations. It is a time that young people can experience conflict with their family as they seek more independence and negotiate things like identity, romantic relationships and relationships with their friends. Other times young folks need support because of conflict within their family- say with their sibling, or because their parents relationships are changing (break down, blended families), or because of pressure from their parents about their education and employment choices. All of these are important to get support because family support is really important to a young person’s wellbeing.

If you want to learn more about the type of work we can do with families click here.  Examples include:

  • Step Families
  • Intensive family support
  • Brief family support (up to 6 counselling sessions)
  • Parenting support programs
  • What the Family?! For pregnant couples or new parents (babies up to 12 months)
  • Hands On Parenting Education Program (HOPE)