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For Parents and Families

The Together4Kids team are highly trained in helping kids deal with tough situations, and we’ve got plenty of options for kids of different ages. Give us a call on 8245 8190 to talk about your child or children – we will phone you back if you need.

Download our brochure for more information:Information for Parents (Brochure)

How can Together4Kids help?

Together4Kids can develop a therapeutic support program especially for you and your child’s situation. This may include home visits, a group program for your child or visits at your child’s school. Please contact us directly or talk to your homelessness case manager for more information or a referral.

The following video shares the story of a mother and her son’s experiences working with Together4Kids over a period of 3 months. In this story, T4K was able to visit the child at home.

Helpful Resources

Together4Kids has a range of helpful resources for you and your little one/s.

Colouring books to help children slow down and relax

Colour me calm brings together the fun and benefit of colouring in with some really useful exercises to help children slow down and be more calm. The activities in is booklet can help support a child, if they are feeling anxious or stressed, to breath, relax and feel safer. Ideally suited to give to families of young children, parents and children can participate in the activities together.
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Pilyurni Colouring Book brings together the fun and benefit of colouring in with some really useful exercises to help children slow down and relax. Acknowledging that many specialist FDV and homelessness services are located on Kaurna land, this booklet was designed especially for Aboriginal families. Using Kaurna words and phrases, this booklet supports pride in Aboriginal culture.
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If your service is located on the traditional lands of another Aboriginal group, Together4Kids would like to partner with you to translate this resource to honour the language and culture of the traditional custodians of the land. Please contact T4K if you would like to develop this resource.

Resources on Family and Domestic Violence

Through Your Child’s Eyes

This booklet is for mothers of children where family and domestic violence has been part of their lives. The information and practical tips provided can help mothers to respond in ways that support a loving relationship, safety and understanding for their child. View online here.

Great tip sheets and information booklets

Unbelievably Simple Tips for Being a Great Parent is a helpful info-graphic document to provide to parents with tips for meaningful interactions with their child.
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First 1000 Days are important to an infant’s mental health. The first 1000 days of life – between conception and a child’s 2nd birthday – is a unique window of opportunity to shape their social and emotional development and long-term mental health and wellbeing. This includes their experience, expression, and management of emotions, as well as their ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others.

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Resources on separation

Family Law information for parents

Specialist parenting advice

Helping Kids Read

Indigenous Kids Read

is an awesome website where you can hear families tell stories about reading to kids, find good books and best of all, get ideas about how to help your kids read

Adelaide City Library – Family Story Time

Community libraries are very kid friendly these days. They often have events for kids. To find your local library, go to the website of the council area you live in. Sometimes there is more than one library in your area. For example, visit the Adelaide City Library Website

Learn the Alphabet Video

Watch this video – teach your kids the ABC

Early Reading Guide

Parents guide to helping teach your kids to read

Doing Fun Things Together

Kidspot.com.au – Things To Do

Fun activities to do with children

Little Big Book Club Events

The Little Big Book Club hold events for families

Family Friendly Network

A website for family fun activities around Adelaide and SA

Helping Kids Relax and Sleep

Babies

The following resources can help you with your baby:

Children

The following resources are useful for dealing with children’s sleep and relaxation needs:

Aboriginal Parents and Families

Video Resources

Denise’s Story

You may not know what to expect when you and your children are supported by a Domestic and Family Violence or a Homelessness service. This film shows a culturally appropriate intake and assessment of a young Aboriginal mother and her son, which will give you an idea of what you can expect when you come to access a service.

Kamamirna Kakirra (Nanna’s Moon)

Kamamirna Kakirra is a 20 minute film which highlights the healing power of culture. You might like to watch this with your children to strengthen their identify and connection to culture and country.