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Mental Health Support following large scale trauma

In light of the distressing news out of New Zealand, the resources below provides some very practical advice for talking to children about traumatic events.

Parenting Place: How to talk to your kids about Trauma

ABC News: Illustrated guide on coping with traumatic news

A 'Behind the News' YouTube video on important things to remember about upsetting news.

Headspace Factsheet (Downloadable PDF)

Parenting

What is the best way to say 'No!' to your kids (added 27 March 2019)

Phew! It’s Normal. An Age by Age Guide for What to Expect From Kids & Teens – And What They Need From Us(added 26 Feb 2019)

Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal (added 7 Jan 2019)

How to support your kids at school

Meanness vs bullying

Why teenagers make terrible decisions

Mind Shift - How to help kids manage sleep, schoolwork and screens 

How to be a strength-based parent - focusing on our children's strengths to help them flourish

How to help kids consider forgiveness

To go up to the school or not? That is the question

7 ways to build a girl up without tearing another down

Present Parenting

Making Men - an good article for parents of boys (added 5 Feb 2019)

Growth Mindset

What all kids need to know about their brain

The power of believing you can improve

Children and Technology

Common Sense Media

iParent - Office of eSafety Commissioner

Mind Shift - How to help kids manage sleep, schoolwork and screens 

Literacy and Numeracy

Six things you should do when reading with your kids

"I'll never say no to a book"

Music

Music programme boosting Naplan results

Physical Health & Wellbeing

Gastroenteritis Fact Sheet

Courses/Workshops/Programs

Relationships Australia are offering a program of short parenting courses at their West Leederville, Midland and Joondalup branches in April. Download the flyers: West Leederville, Midland and Joondalup.

The following are longer courses coming up in May that could continue the learning experience:

Parent-Teen Connection  Tuesday 7 – 28 May  West Leederville

Building Stronger Families x 6  Thursday 9 May – 13 June  West Leederville

Child and Adolescent Health Services are offering a number of free Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) courses during Term 2. Download the flyers (listed by venue):  Warwick StadiumDuncraig (Dealing with Disobedience), Duncraig (Managing Fighting & Aggression) and Doubleview