Parenting can be made easier with the help of our Family Support and Parenting programs


ac.care's family support workers can help you:

  • Enhance your parenting skills, develop personal strengths and confidence
  • Understand your child's development and manage their behaviour
  • Organise your household on a budget.

An experienced and understanding ac.care worker can visit you in your home.

All ac.care Family Support workers are trained as Parents under Pressure (PuP) therapists.
Please contact us care@accare.org.au

Limestone Coast .................. 8721 3500
Murraylands ............................ 8531 4900
Riverland ................................... 8582 5300


ac.care run a diverse range of parenting programs to assist you at times when you feel challenged or want to learn more.  Current programs include Parenting After Separation,  Bringing up Great Kids, Therapeutic Parenting, Turning into Teens, Circle of Security and The Dad Factor.

Parenting After Separation

Parenting after separation helps separated parents to stay focused on their children's needs

• Learn about the effects of separation and conflict on children
• Find out how to reduce conflict and improve communication
• Attend separately and receive individual support
• Attend an information session with other parents who share similar experiences
• Learn the importance of taking care of yourself, in order to best care for your child/ren
• Be treated with respect and know that information is kept confidential
• Receive legal information provided by the South East Community Legal Service

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au

Bringing up Great Kids

Parenting can sometimes be challenging. It is difficult at times to understand and interpret what your child is trying to tell you (i.e. through their behaviour) and at the same time helping them to understand what you’re telling them in order to improve and build positive relationships with them.

Bringing up Great Kids is a four week program that supports parents and carers in building emotional connections with your children through:

  • learning more about the origins of your own parenting style and how it can be more effective
  • identifying the important messages that you want to convey to your children and how to achieve this
  • learning more about brain development in children and its influence on their thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • understanding the meaning of children’s behaviour
  • discovering how to overcome some of the obstacles getting in the way of being the kind of parent you would like to be
  • discovering ways for parents to take care of themselves and to find support when they need it.

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au

Therapeutic Parenting

Parenting children who have experienced significant trauma is different to more traditional ‘common sense’ parenting due to the high needs of these children and the different behaviour management strategies involved in supporting them and being able to have a positive relationship with them.

Therapeutic Parenting is a five week program that supports parents and carers of children who have had significant traumatic experiences to understand:

  • some of the reasons why parenting may be a challenge
  • how parents and carers own experiences impact on their parenting
  • some behaviours and reactions that children can have and what these reactions and behaviours may trigger in parents and carers
  • why a child’s behaviours are not responding to the ways in which parents and carers are parenting
  • parenting children is more stressful than anticipated

The program will provide parents and carers with tools to restore their confidence in parenting and enhance their relationships with their children.

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au

Tuning into Teens

A five week program that supports parents of teenagers to connect with and build positive, meaningful and supportive relationships with their teens by increasing awareness of what teens are going though and learning and using Emotion Coaching strategies. Sessions cover the following:

  • introducing the idea of emotional intelligence
  • introducing the concept of and developing skills in Emotion Coaching
  • exploring ways to connect with children around emotion
  • exploring the links between parents own emotions and their parenting
  • understanding the emotional experience of teens
  • self-care and emotion regulation
  • problem solving
  • Emotion Coaching fears, worries and anger; and
  • developing skills for managing emotional situations now and in the future.

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au

Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you?

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Parents and carer’s will get help 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 their innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
  • enhance their relationship with their child; and• build on their confidence with their parenting/care giving

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au

The Dad Factor

A group program specifically tailored to fathers, to help and support them to gain or increase their confidence in parenting. The topics covered include:

  • the role of fathers
  • communicating with children
  • understanding and responding to children’s behaviour
  • stress, relationships and personal growth

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au


These programs are run regularly at the Family Relationship Centre. We are responsive to community needs and programs can be delivered as one-offs or ongoing; and are also offered in outreach locations throughout the South East region of South Australia (i.e. Millicent, Naracoorte and Bordertown) and other venues such as schools and child care centres, on an ‘as needs’ basis.

Contact us on 8721 3500 or care@accare.org.au