connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Tuning in to Teens (Kew)

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: Learn how to better understand and interact with your teen.

Backed by evidence-based research, this six week program focuses on developing key skills in recognising and responding to your teen’s emotions, conflict management, and helping your teen develop emotional intelligence.

Would you like to learn how to:

  • be better at understanding and talking with your child through this important developmental phase
  • help your teen learn to manage their emotions
  • help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen
  • teach your teen how to deal with conflict?

Tuning in to Teens teaches parents how to help their teen develop emotional intelligence - a key skill that can help them better cope with their emotions, become more aware and assertive, and have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults.

This course covers:

  • emotional intelligence and why it’s important
  • the five steps of emotion coaching
  • different parenting styles
  • anger and conflict management
  • problem solving
  • emotional self-care.

Ideal for

Parents of pre-adolescents and teenagers aged 12 to 16 years.

Please note: This group may not be appropriate for all parents. Please contact us if your family is experiencing family violence, significant mental health issues or child protection issues. We will talk to you about your circumstances and whether this group is suitable for you.

Participant feedback

  • "Loved it. Feel as though I can actively connect with my teen without tiptoeing around them."
  • "Great faciliators and relevant content."
  • "This was an extremely well-run course. The facilitators did an excellent job, created a safe environment, and handled challenging situations well."

  • “Content was extensive and informative. I feel a lot more equipped with effectively dealing and communicating with my teens.” – Karen, 53
  • “A relaxed environment for open and honest discussion. Highly recommended to all parents with teens.” – Karen, 53
  • “A good common sense course. (The group facilitator) was a very inclusive moderator and a very good communicator.” – Male, 53
  • “(The group facilitator) was an excellent facilitator. Infinitely experienced and made me feel comfortable to share my own experiences without judgment.” – Male, 43


  • Relationships Education
  • (03) 9261 8700
  • 46 Princess Street, Kew, VIC 3101
    Open Maps
    • Starts 6:30pm Wednesday 6 May 2020


      • 13 May
      • 20 May
      • 27 May
      • 3 June
      • 10 June.

      Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are not currently delivering this course. Details of future course dates are published and at this stage, are available for bookings unless otherwise stated. To express your interest in attending this course in the future, please email We will contact you once we confirm that future course dates will proceed.

  • 6:30 - 8:30pm on Wednesdays in 2020.
    Please note: all six sessions must be attended.

    An additional booster session may be held in the two months following the conclusion of the group.
  • $250 each, or $450 for two caregivers attending together.
  • Please note: Babies and children cannot be accommodated in groups.