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.
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 useful exercises to help children calm and slow down. The activities can help support a child if they are feeling anxious or stressed, to breathe and to relax and feel safer. Ideally, for families of young children, this booklet has been designed for parents and children to participate and play together.
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
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.
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.
The Kangaroo Feeding Track is a story to support a parents’ understanding of their children’s behaviour, as they move on from trauma. The kangaroo is a metaphor for brain plasticity and the effects of trauma. This story may also provide some insight into parents’ own reactions and responses. Download
Grows a Little is a resource of catchy songs to play to children while they are accessing emergency or transitional services or to play in their own homes. The simple exercises that go with the songs in this workbook, do not require specialist training or specific therapeutic skills.
Resources on separation
Family Law information for parents
Specialist parenting advice
Bright Tomorrows Start Today App
Babies learn through spending time with their parents and other special people in their life. Learn more about emotions, thoughts and responses that happen in a child’s brain when a baby experiences meaningful moments. Build strong brains as a strong foundation for their life.
Helping 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
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
Watch this video – teach your kids the ABC
Parents guide to helping teach your kids to read
Doing Fun Things Together
Helping Kids Relax and Sleep
The following resources can help you with your baby:
- Wrapping babies well can help them feel safe
- Baby massage techniques
- What to do if baby keeps crying.
The following resources are useful for dealing with children’s sleep and relaxation needs:
Aboriginal Parents and Families
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 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.
Full list of support services offered by Relationships Australia SA
Supporting individuals with their personal, social and emotional health and wellbeing.
Supporting children and young people to have safe, healthy and happy lives.
Assisting communities to develop skills and confidence and to work together.
Supporting you, your partner, or your family to change, repair or strengthen your relationships.
Free and independent counselling support for people engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission.
Are you affected by family and domestic violence?
Helping separating parents to reduce conflict, reach parenting agreements, and to focus on their children.
Access many RASA services are available via our telehealth platform (Coviu). It works on a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Building the capacity of schools to respond to children’s needs throughout their school years.
Delivering nationally recognised qualifications and workforce development training for the human services.