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Be Smart
Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services
Support Groups
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Parents, Parents whose children are Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
For Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, or carers/partner of ATSI people (child or adult). Held on the second and fourth Monday of the month during school terms The Be SMART Program has been designed to assist people who are affected by the behaviour of someone close to them. The program aims to help participants develop more effective coping strategies and find a greater sense of fulfilment. With so much time and energy focused on the problems of the other person, it can be easy to lose sight of what is important in your own life. Rather than focusing on the other person, the program invites participants to spend some time concentrating on themselves and their goals, an area they may have been neglecting for some time. It also includes looking at some of their habitual responses to the other person and exploring whether these are helpful or not. The group explores ways that participants can look after themselves better, even in difficult and stressful circumstances, and promote healthier relationships with other people. AIMS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE: • Motivation to change • Self care & self rewards • Assertive communication • Safety & support • Problem solving • Coping skills Facilitated by Aboriginal workers who have extensive experience and training. Child minding available - bookings required. Transport available within the Penrith LGA - bookings required.
0-1 - Infants
2-3 - Toddlers
4-5 - Children
5-12 - Children
13-19 - Teens
Koolyangarra Aboriginal Child & Family Centre, 1 Kington Place
CRANEBROOK, Nepean Blue Mountains
Monday, 10 June 2019
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM