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Plumtree Children’s Services
Now and Next Group program for parents of children with disability
21 October–9 December, 12.30pm–3.00pm
Orana Early Childhood Intervention, 74 Baird Dr, Dubbo

Cost: Free

The Now and Next group program helps parents and carers develop skills to achieve positive outcomes for their child, family and self. Participants choose goals and work towards them in the program with new clarity and purpose. Now and Next is family centred, based on strengths and takes account of how adults like to learn.

Program overview

The program is delivered in eight sessions of 2.5 hours held over 8 weeks. Through fun and engaging activities, you will:

  • identify a vision and write goals for your child, family and self;
  • learn how to use the 'goal to action' strategy to achieve your 3 goals during the program;
  • reflect on your child, personal and family strengths using the Now and Next Mindfulness colouring in book;
  • identify your signature strengths and how to use them to achieve positive outcomes;
  • learn how to create positive relationships with professionals;
  • learn how to improve your child, family and personal well-being;
  • use an iPad to create a personalised e-book that documents your progress.

All participants of the program will have an individual meeting before the program commences to complete a vision and goal setting activity called Pictability, which helps families to identify goals for their child, family and self. Families then select three goals to take into the program. There is minimal time commitment required from families between sessions apart from working on individual goals in everyday routines.

More information and to register online

Contact: Stacey Touma, [email protected]