Parentzone: Preventing Harm

Sita* came to Anglicare Victoria because she wanted to “stop showing her anger with the kids” and she confided that she had been shouting and smacking her children when they would not follow instructions.

Through the Parentzone group program, Sita learnt new skills and strategies to deal with her own feelings, which led to a more calm and consistent approach when dealing with her children.

Mother and her son sitting in the park

She began using family meetings, rules, consequences and praise as positive parenting tactics, while also making time to care for herself and her own needs.

Sita’s evaluation of the program left her “really impressed” and she stopped resorting to the “shouting, anger and smacking,” which in turn made her relationship with her children closer.

* Names and images have been changed to protect client privacy

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