This guide is part of the Families Together parenting curriculum for families who have a child reintegrating into the home.
Families Together has eight parenting sessions provided by skilled facilitators and delivered through parent peer groups of around 18-24 parents and caregivers. Families Together has been adapted for use during individual home visits by case workers who are supporting families to prepare for or who have already undergone reintegration. The home visit program has the following modules.
- Module 1. Family Relationships
- Module 2. Child Development and Meeting Children’s Needs
- Module 3. Looking After Our Ourselves
- Module 4. Values and Discipline
- Module 5. Communication
- Module 6. Building Strong and Secure Attachments
- Module 7. Communicating with Your Child About Safety
- Module 8. Helping Our Children Feel Safe, Secure and Loved
The home visit program is used by case workers who are supporting families to prepare for or who have already undergone reintegration. The home visit program focuses on key parenting messages that are delivered in eight modules. Each home visit session is designed to be delivered in a 45-minute session with primary caregiver and other family members.
The modules must be delivered in the order that they are numbered, starting with Module 1 that focuses on the strengths that all families have, then focusing on the most essential parenting function of providing nurturing care. Each module follows on from the previous one – the skills that you discuss in one module help build up the skills in the following module.
- Families Together: Home Visiting Parenting Guide FlipBook
- Families Together: Group Session Facilitation Guide