Council is excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for parents of children aged 0 to 5 years to participate in the enriching 'Circle of Security' parenting program series.
Beginning in October, this eight-week relationship-based program is designed to empower parents with valuable insights and skills to enhance their parenting journey.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Mayor Brett Cunningham expressed his unreserved support for the initiative.
"As a parent myself, I understand the challenges that come with raising children,” Cr Cunningham said.
“The 'Circle of Security' program is a wonderful initiative which will equip parents with the tools they need to better understand their child's emotional needs, foster emotional management, and nurture self-esteem. I encourage all eligible parents and guardians in the Shire to take advantage of this valuable opportunity."
Delivered by trusted community partner Ballarat CatholicCare, the program is internationally recognised and based on evidence-based strategies derived from attachment theory.
The ‘Circle of Security’ parenting program is offered free of charge to participants, and the eight weekly sessions will be hosted at the Bannockburn Family Services Building, commencing on Thursday 12 October 2023, from 12:45 to 2:45pm.
"It's heartening to see our community benefit from such a comprehensive program, made possible through the support of Ballarat CatholicCare and the Crime Prevention Project. The program aligns with our commitment to building safer communities and nurturing the wellbeing of our youngest residents,” Cr Cunningham said.
To register for the program, parents are encouraged to reach out to Andrea Clarke at Ballarat CatholicCare via email at [email protected] or by calling 1300 303 988. Registration is now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 5 October, 2023.
For additional information, Council's Health, Wellbeing, and Youth team can be contacted by calling 03 5220 7199 or via email at [email protected]
The Circle of Security parenting program was funded by the Victorian Government’s Building Safer Communities Program.