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early matters: Tuning in to Teens™ (Ballarat/Sunshine)

early matters: Tuning in to Teens™ (Ballarat/Sunshine)

A free, 6-week program to help parents/carers in specific areas of Ballarat and Sunshine to support your teen to develop emotional intelligence and conflict management skills.


Backed by evidence-based research, over 8 weeks you’ll develop key skills to:

  • communicate with your teen
  • recognise and respond to your teen’s emotions
  • help your teen learn to manage their emotions
  • teach your teen how to deal with conflict

Teenage children of parents who learn and regularly practice these skills are more likely to:

  • be more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
  • have fewer mental health or substance abuse difficulties
  • be more likely to turn to their parents for help when they are facing challenging issues
  • have greater career success - emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!

Who can attend?

We are funded to provide this program to parents and caregivers of tweens and teens aged between 10 and 16, who live in specific areas of Sunshine and Ballarat.

Please note: If you are attending as a couple/caregiver pair, each person must have their own device in order to participate.


Upcoming group dates

Eight weekly group sessions, from 6:30 - 8pm on Thursdays in 2022:

  • 20, 27 October
  • 3, 10, 17, 24 November
  • 1, 8 December.


Other information

We are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to provide early matters programs to families in specific areas of Ballarat (Wendouree, Miners Rest, Canadian, Golden Point, Mount Pleasant, Mt Clear, Redan and Sebastopol) and Sunshine (Delahey, Kings Park and Albanvale).

Contact us

early matters Sunshine
Phone: (03) 8311 9222
Email: [email protected]


Starts on 20 October at 6:30pm

Free of charge. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Express your interest

Please note: We are funded to provide this program specifically to families in Sunshine (Delahey and Kings Park) and Ballarat (Wendouree, Miners Rest and Ballarat South). If you live outside of these areas, please view the other courses available on our website.

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