Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Partnerships with professionals.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Parents Building Solutions (PBS) is a strengths-based, developmental parenting program that builds on the existing skill base of parents/carers. It aims to strengthen child development and wellbeing through enhanced parenting skills and family relationships. Each program is co-designed with parents attending to develop a customised program that meets individual needs.
The program runs for 2-hours per week for six weeks. One-off workshops (2-hours commitment) can also be delivered on selected topics.
The program involves evidence-based strategies that include:
understanding and acknowledging existing strengths, skills and experiences
harnessing the strengths and knowledge within the group to share learning
connecting new knowledge to existing experiences
selecting group activities that scaffold current knowledge and skills
experiential learning and practice of skills
Six week program (six x 2-hour sessions) for up to 12 participants: $4,166 (excluding GST)
Two hour workshop on selected topics for up to 15 participants: $701.90 (excluding GST)
If required, the following will affect the price:
Interpreting costs: If required interpreting can be arranged at industry rates through Victorian Interpreting and Translating Service (VITS) LanguageLoop
Venue hire: Parents Building Solutions can be delivered at your early years’ service, if suitable. If a venue is required (for example, local council venue or library) additional charges may apply.
Catering: if required to be supplied by Anglicare Victoria will incur a cost
Target population: parents and carers with a wide variety of backgrounds, including diverse family constellations as well as multi-generational parenting, kinship carers and foster carers, LGBTIQ families, Aboriginal families (in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations), migrant and newly arrived communities across Melbourne, parents of children with a disability, parents with mental health difficulties, parents with language and communication needs, and families experiencing hardship and adversity.
Program adaptability: the PBS program can be delivered online to metropolitan, regional or rural Victoria, or face-to-face within metropolitan Melbourne and Inner Gippsland. Face-to-face delivery may also be negotiated in other regional Victoria settings, but this will incur additional travel and accommodation costs.
Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill in determining the cost of accessing this training.
Factors to consider: a minimum of eight participants is required. For additional participants, a second facilitator may be required, allowing up to 24 participants to attend.
Tools and systems: if delivered online, parents will require a computer with access to the internet and Zoom.
Wellbeing (social and emotional) Access and inclusion
Strength of Evidence
Level 3 - Promising research evidence