Free Parent Mental Health Awareness Sessions
Coast Community Connections’ Evolution Youth Service, in conjunction with Headspace Gosford, will be hosting two free information sessions on Wednesday 24 October for parents of teenagers to gain a better awareness of their child’s mental health.
Trying to understand a teenager’s emotions and actions can often be difficult as they develop into young adults, with parents often left in the dark or unable to communicate effectively.
Coast Community Connections’ parent information series, Growing Healthy Teens aims to provide parents with strategies and information about how to better communicate with their teenagers, including an open forum to ask questions and hear from other parent’s experiences.
Equipping parents with emotional intelligent parenting approach
Coast Community Connections will be hosting a five-session parenting program called Tuning in to Teens. Presented by Uniting’s Reconnecting Parents and Adolescent Team (RAPT) this program is designed for parents of adolescents aged between 10 and 18 years with sessions to be held every Thursday from 18 October to 15 November 2018 at the Peninsula Community Centre.
The Tuning in to Teens program aims to equip parents with the skills to take a more emotionally intelligent approach to parenting, as well as giving parents the knowledge to help their teens develop emotional intelligence for themselves.
The sessions will teach parents valuable emotional coaching skills allowing them to develop a better understanding of their teen as well as help their teen learn to effectively manage their emotions and deal with conflict.