Services for Men
Kempsey Family Support offers a range of services for the men.
Play group. We welcome dads to our supported play groups where they can bring their younger children (0 – 5 years) along to try a range of activities and meet other children and parents. The play groups also offer opportunity to meet staff and talk about the joys and stressors of being a dad.
Parenting Programs / Groups:
If you are interested in gaining new skills for your dad ‘tool kit’, maybe try one of our parenting programs. We offer a 6 week group called ‘Bringing up Great Kids’ and an 8 week program called ‘Triple P Positive Parenting Program’’. Both programs aim to build onto the things we already do well as parents. They also offer approaches to the more challenging parts in being a father.
Family Worker for Fathers:
Offers a men’s worker for confidential, 1 to 1 meetings with dads of kids (0-12 years). If the pressures of ‘dad life’ are building up, or something is getting in the way of the dad you want to be, come and speak with another dad (male staff).
The family worker for fathers is a qualified, men’s specific role that offers a range of supports to help with being a dad and working through the problems that men often face in their parenting.
If you’re not sure what you’re thinking or experiencing fits for what the ‘family worker for fathers’ offers, give him a ring or email him. It’s always worth asking.
Abuse and Violence ‘Behaviour Change’: is a program for men who see a need to address choices that are causing hurt and harm to their family and relationships. The service offers a range of options including 1 to 1 counselling and groupwork programs for men who are developing an understanding of the impacts of their choices and are not happy with those choices. This program offers limited confidentiality and has some requirements for access.
If you are not sure this program is for you, give us an anonymous call. If you are interested, but not sure about calling, you could call the NSW State Men’s Referral Service (MRS) first – and they may help you decide if this program is suitable.
The Men’s Referral Service number is: 1300 766 491 – or follow the link. http://mrs.org.au
This program is accredited by NSW Attorney General and Justice department and holds membership with the NSW State Men’s Behaviour Change Network. http://www.mbcn-nsw.net
Best email contact for the men in family support worker is firstname.lastname@example.org