Dads get help­ing hand

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

WUCHOPPEREN Health Ser­vice is ex­pand­ing its par­ent­ing pro­grams to Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der fam­i­lies through a new play­group aimed at dads and chil­dren.

The play­group runs on Wednes­day morn­ings in the chil­dren and fam­ily cen­tre at Wuchopperen’s Manoora venue and will de­liver an in­for­mal pro­gram on build­ing healthy fam­ily re­la­tion­ships, con­nect­ing with chil­dren and de­vel­op­ing pos­i­tive par­ent­ing strate­gies.

Fam­ily well­be­ing worker Michael Canuto (left) said the pro­gram would be a safe space for dads to share any is­sues they may be hav­ing and re­ceive cul­tur­ally safe sup­port.

“We can work with dads to de­velop their con­fi­dence as par­ents and have some fun while do­ing it. There is so much we can learn from our kids through play and we are ex­cited to con­nect with dads in our com­mu­nity,” Mr Canuto said.

The play­group is held on Wed­nes­days from 10am-12pm. Book­ings are not re­quired and a free morn­ing tea is pro­vided.

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