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Introducing My Mum and Me program

Relationships Australia Victoria
10:30am Monday, 3 July 2017


We are pleased to introduce a new family violence recovery program, My Mum and Me. 

We developed the seven-week My Mum and Me program for children and their mothers to connect, rebuild their relationship and recover after experiencing family violence.

At the start of each session, separate activities for mums and kids support each group to focus on skills and concepts that are most helpful to them. Children will learn about insight, empathy, forming healthy relationships and help-seeking behaviours, while mums find out about self-care, using empathy in parenting and other healthy parenting skills.
Mums and kids then come together to share what they have learned, and take part in activities to rebuild and strengthen a healthy mother-child relationship.
Children will learn about:
tuning in to their feelings
managing strong emotions
resolving and repairing conflict
the effects of family violence
when and how to get support.
As a mum, you’ll learn about:
healthy communication skills
attuning to your child’s emotional needs
the effects of family violence on families
positive ways of parenting after experiencing family violence
self-care
identifying your own and your children’s needs, and how to get support.

At the start of each session, separate activities for mums and kids support each group to focus on skills and concepts that are most helpful to them. Children learn about insight, empathy, forming healthy relationships and help-seeking behaviours, while mums find out about self-care, using empathy in parenting and other healthy parenting skills.

Mums and kids then come together to share what they have learned and take part in activities to rebuild and strengthen a healthy mother-child relationship.

Topics for children include:

  • tuning into their feelings
  • managing strong emotions
  • resolving and repairing conflict
  • the effects of family violence
  • when and how to get support.

Mothers learn about:

  • healthy communication skills
  • attuning to their child’s emotional needs
  • the effects of family violence on families
  • positive ways of parenting after experiencing family violence
  • self-care
  • identifying their own and their children’s needs, and how to get support.

The first My Mum and Me program began at our Kew Centre in July, with a new group to commence in October. Find out more about My Mum and Me here.



My Mum and Me is one of our whole of family group programs that make up the Family Safety Model, which also involves men’s behaviour change programs and our Repair-enting group for fathers.

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