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Parent Support Services

Everyone has worries.

Some people worry more than others, but when you worry too much it can get overwhelming, and it can make you anxious and upset. Excessive worry can result in developing an anxiety disorder – even in children.

Our website includes information about various anxiety disorders that can effect children and teens.

At ARCVic, we run a series of workshops to support you in supporting your children with anxiety.

“As a parent I have struggled to find the most appropriate support for my child and felt ill-informed and unprepared. The workshop was excellent, informative and I feel I have a better understanding about children’s anxiety and what I can do as a parent to support them.” – Mother of a 6 year old.

“Thank you very much for your presentation on Tuesday night on the topic of anxiety in children…it was fantastic…to see so many people in the audience – to know that one isn’t alone.” – Y.F., Mother

Survive & Thrive - Managing VCE

VCE can be a stressful time, not only for the student but for the whole family. Join our presentation for parents on managing a VCE Household, to develop practical skills and strategies for dealing with the stress and anxiety of the VCE years.

Topics include:

  • How to help your family’s VCE student to stay healthy and productive when preparing for and sitting exams
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • How to offer practical and emotional support
  • Maintaining a healthy productive brain
  • Healthy sleep and recreation
  •  How to help rather than hinder
  • When enough is enough

Cost: $25/$15 ARCVic Members

Upcoming sessions in 2019:

Monday August 5th, 7-8.30pm. Book online here 
Download flyer here (148 KB) ARCVic VCE August 2019

Parenting Anxious Children Seminar

Children worry about many different things. Learning to cope with their anxiety, stress and fear can be really difficult indeed, not only for them, but for also for the parents and family.

Developing an understanding of anxiety and learning some skills to manage it can make a significant difference to a family and can help empower children to have a sense of control in handling their own worries.

Join our relaxed and informative seminar which includes:

  • Understanding anxiety and normal childhood development
  • How personality and environment contribute
  • Different types of anxiety
  • The signs and symptoms for you and your children
  • Management methods and strategies for you and your children
  • Relaxation techniques with tips on building resilience
  • Where to go for more information and help and take home material 

Cost: $25/$15 ARCVic Members 

Upcoming sessions in 2019:

Wednesday August 7th, 10.30am-12pm. Book online here 
Download flyer here ARCVic PAC August 2019