WORKSHOPS

Helping you and your family thrive

Our workshops are the core of what we do at KEYS. They’re carefully curated to be practical, informal, engaging and cover the challenging aspects of parenthood. 

Circle of Security

For parents of children 0-17 years
(2 hours x 8 weeks)

Circle of Security is an early intervention workshop for parents and carers, which focuses on the child/parent relationship and how to create a secure attachment.
Our trained Facilitators work with parents and care givers to help them:

• Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs
• Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
• Enhance the development of their child's self esteem

1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching

For parents of children 3-10 years
(2 hours x 4 weeks)

1-2-3 Magic & Emotion Coaching is a parenting program which gives parents and caregivers a simple and effective approach to guiding and teaching behaviour and life skills in children aged from 3 - 10 years.

This program provides parents with the knowledge and practical skills to set limits confidently and calmly when required and the ability to follow through with reasonable consequences.

Protective Behaviours Overview

For parents of children 0-18 years
(3 hours or 2 x 90 min)

The Protective Behaviours program is a proactive approach to providing children, teens and vulnerable people with the skills and strategies to recognise when they are feeling unsafe and where to go to for help.

Delivered in a safe format, this program is designed to leave parents feeling positive about equipping their children with positive life skills such as assertiveness, emotional literacy and problem solving.

These skills assist children to better cope with anxiety and know when to take risks, where to go for help and how to speak up against peer pressure, bullying and abuse.

Protective Behaviours in Early Years

For parents of children 0-5 years
(3 hours or 2 x 90 min)

This workshop covers the Protective Behaviours program with an emphasis on the Early Years.

Protective Behaviours is a proactive approach to teaching body ownership, feeling safe, and asking for help for children aged from birth to five, with valuable strategies for parents to help their children develop resilience, confidence, assertiveness, emotional regulation and emotional literacy.

Take a Stand on Bullying

For parents of children 5-17 years
(2 hours)

Take a Stand on Bullying is a parenting workshop specifically designed for parents of school aged children (aged 5 – 17).

This introductory workshop identifies bullying behaviours and offers a range of strategies for parents to emotionally support and advocate for their child whether the child is experiencing or exhibiting bullying behaviours.

Sensory Kids

For parents of children 0-17 years
(2 hours)

While we all have our sensory preferences, some children can experience difficulty in organising and responding to sensory input, which can lead to learning difficulties, anxiety and stress, and impact on their health and wellbeing.

This session is designed to inform parents as to how they can best support their children to organise sensory input, how it can affect children who have difficulties, basic strategies and coping mechanisms for parents, when to seek further support and correct referral pathways for support and therapy if required.

Safe Play

For parents of children 0-17 years
(2 hours)

It can be difficult for parents and caregivers to know how to respond to sexual behaviour in children. This information session will provide a basic understanding of sexual development and how to respond to these behaviours.

Including what is considered normal and age appropriate, which behaviours need to be monitored more closely and which behaviours are a cause for concern. Utilising strategies from the Protective Behaviours framework we will also discuss appropriate responses to each.

Children’s Emotional Wellbeing

For parents of children 0-17 years
(3 hours or 2 x 90 min)

Two parts delivered across 1 or 2 sessions.

Part 1: Raising Resilient Kids - Strategies for equipping children with the skills which enable them to adapt, cope, and grow through change, stress, uncertainty, and adversity.

Part 2: Understanding & Managing Anxiety - Understanding the difference between anxiety and feeling anxious, how to support children through anxious times, how to know and where to go when further help is needed.

Engaging Adolescents

For parents of children 11-17 years
(2 hours x 4 weeks)

The Engaging Adolescents parenting program is designed to give you a better understanding into the mind of your teen/preteen, with strategies to help you support and guide your teen into adulthood in a positive way, resolve conflict and unacceptable behaviours, and a method for preparing for and holding tough conversations.