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.


Child and Parenting

We provide programs designed to improve the wellbeing and safety of children and young people. We also offer group work and post separation parenting courses. Individual mums and dads come together with others in similar situations to share their experiences and learn new skills.

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.

Course areas

  • 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.

Who for

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

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 8727
  • 46 Princess Street, Kew, VIC 3101
    • Starts 6:30pm Wednesday 8 August 2018


      • August 15
      • August 22
      • August 29
      • September 5
      • September 12.

      Please note: this group is now fully booked. Please contact us for upcoming course dates.

  • 6:30 - 8:30pm.
    6 sessions per group.
  • $150 per couple. $100 per individual.
  • Please note: Babies and children cannot be accommodated in groups.