Families and Children
Fleurieu Families "Together Building a Better Community" working with families with children 0-18
COVID-19 Competition for Families Week
Families have been brought together more than ever before as a result of COVID-19. Many have ventured into the great outdoors and enjoyed the wonderful walks on offer, taken long drives to enjoy the country side, gone on bike rides, played lots of board games and got their footy fix with a kick in the backyard.
To celebrate National Families Week from 15-21 May 2020, the City of Victor Harbor’s Fleurieu Families team wants to hear from children across the area to find out about their favourite activity during this time of social distancing.
By sharing a story or drawing, children have the chance to go in the running to win a $30 voucher from local businesses including Victor Harbor Toy World, SA Whale Centre and the Surf Shop.
Entries can be written, painted or drawn on plain paper or templates can be downloaded online below and must be submitted by Sunday, 31 May 2020.
Make sure you include your child’s name, age and your contact phone number on the entry before submitting it by:
- post to Fleurieu Families, C/- City of Victor Harbor, PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211
- scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- drop into the entry box at the Civic Centre at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.
Early Intervention Home Visiting
- Staff can provide practical and confidential support for families experiencing tough times.
- Our volunteers are people from our own community with an understanding of parenting children, who recognise how difficult it can be, and are interested in spending time supporting families with children.
- Parent Support Workers can provide:
- A confidential person to talk to, to help get things in perspective.
- Information about support and services in the local area.
- Support when attending appointments with community agencies (e.g. School, Centrelink).
- Providing parenting information in the form of groups, courses and information packages on many aspects of parenting
- Working with parents and community to create new resources, projects and services for families
- Connecting parents and caregivers to information, services and community resources
- Support Groups.
- Exploring ways to provide family friendly environments where families can connect to each other and become more involved in their communities, such as:
- Activities, fundays, parenting courses and opportunities for parents to get together.
- Parenting calendars, community service directories and resource kits for parents and caregivers
- Assisting parents to access the services they need
- Raising the importance of the early years of a child’s development and the connection of the family to the wider community.
Fleurieu Families uses a strengths and empowerment approach to build parenting and community capacity. We aim to nurture respectful, trusting relationships that are culturally sensitive and child and family centred.
Domestic and Family Violence
In an abusive relationship, one partner tries to dominate the other through physical harm, criticisms, demands, threats or sexual pressure. For the victim and (if applicable) their children, this behaviour can be dangerous, frightening and damaging.
In most cases, front line domestic violence information, referral and support services will be provided through specialist organisations. Services include financial, legal aid, accommodation, counselling and childcare assistance.
The aim of this fact sheet is to provide you with information on where you can seek help.
Useful Links and Downloads
Fleurieu Services Directory
The online services directory connects people with current information about health, community and support services for the Fleurieu region.
If you are a local service provider for the area and would like to be listed, please click on 'Contact' on the menu bar and fill in your details to be contacted with an appropriate form.