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Parenting Support Websites

Department of Human Services provide a range of payments and services to help you look after your children's education and health care, and any family issues that may come up along the way.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) can help you with the educational needs of your child from early childhood to post secondary school.



Concessions are available to low income Victorians experiencing difficulty in paying their council rates, water, gas and electricity bills. Discounts are available on essential services to ease the financial burden for low income Victorians.

Parentline provides a state wide telephone counselling service to parents and carers of children up to eighteen years of age. Parentline counsellors come from a range of professional backgrounds including Social Work, Psychology and Counselling.  Ph: 13 22 89

ParentLink uses a community education approach that targets parents, aiming to provide easily accessible and up-to-date information about parenting issues and family support systems in the community.

The Raising Children website provides parents with reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs.

CSMC is a state wide community organisation run for and by single mothers and their children. They provide telephone support and counselling, referral, advice and emergency relief to single mothers throughout Victoria.

The Parenting Research Centre is dedicated to supporting parents. They believe that the most effective way to support parents is through developing resources, programs and policies based on scientific evidence.

Parents Without Partners is an International self help, non sectarian, welfare and educational organisation devoted to the readjustment and interest of lone parents and their children. Ph:  03 9852 1945

Family Relationships Online provides all families with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. Ph: 1800 050 321

Youth beyondblue is the arm of beyondblue that has a specific focus on young people aged 12 to 25 years. Their programs and projects centre on early intervention and prevention of high prevalence mental health problems for young people. Ph: 1300 22 4636

Want to communicate better with teenagers? Uncertain about what to expect as your child approaches adolescence? Looking to keep up to date with developments in youth culture and generational research? Understanding Teenagers is the place to be.

The Strong Bonds website offers useful information to help you support your young person through hard times, so that you can keep making a difference to their health and well-being. It also, importantly, offers information to help you feel better and cope with the situation.

Cybersmart allows you, as a parent, to play an important role in helping your children have safe and positive experiences online. By becoming aware of how children and young people use the internet, some of the risks they face and strategies to manage these risks, you can help guide your children to enjoy the best of the online world.