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Find out more about all the programs we offer through Resilient Relationships:

1. Circle of Security Parenting

What is it?

We help parents make sense of what their children are really asking from them. This can improve relationships and build attachment and security, to help parents and their children thrive.

Our trained facilitators can work with you to:

    • understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs
    • support your child to successfully manage their emotions
    • grow your child’s self-esteem
    • help your child feel secure.

Who is it for?

Parents, foster parents and caregivers.

When does it run?

The program is offered in two ways: an 8-week program and an intensive 4-day program.

8-week program:

Participants attend eight sessions (one per week for 2 hours). There are day-time and night-time sessions available.

The program runs every school term and includes childminding. Contact us to find out dates.

Intensive 4-day program:

Participants attend two days per week for 5 hours. It runs once per year during school holidays and includes childminding and lunch.

The intensive program is for participants who work, have limited time, and have their children with them. Contact us to find out dates.

Cost

Free

Location

    • Gladstone
    • Rockhampton

COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

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2. 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching

What is it?

This program helps parents respond to their children’s behaviour when they don’t behave as their parents would like.

It is based on two key ideas:

  1. Children can be taught to be more flexible when frustrated and upset
  2. Parents and caregivers can be taught easy-to-use skills they can apply at particular parenting moments.


Who is it for?

Parents, foster parents and caregivers.

When does it run?

Participants attend a total of three sessions, one per week for 2 hours. It runs during school terms and includes childminding. Contact us to find out dates.

Cost

Free

Location

    • Gladstone
    • Rockhampton


COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved



3. Seasons for Growth

What is it?

This is a change, loss and grief education program that uses the idea of ‘seasons’ to understand the experience of grief. It can help you build skills and knowledge to strengthen your social and emotional wellbeing after significant loss by:

    • exploring the impact of change and loss
    • learning about effective ways to respond and adapt.


Participants learn that they are not alone in their experience of change, loss and grief. The program can help you build your communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills in a safe and supportive peer-group learning environment.

Who is it for?

Specific programs are available for children (6 to 12 years), parents and adults experiencing grief and loss.

How does it work?

Seasons for Growth is offered in three different ways:

Children’s program:

For children aged 6 to 12 years who have experienced significant change or loss in their lives. It offers a safe learning environment for children to give voice to their experiences, understand and befriend their feelings, learn skills that help them adapt, develop friendships, and realise they are not alone.

The program runs during school terms at schools. Contact us to find out dates.

Parent program:

The program helps parents develop the knowledge and skills to support children and young people through family change and loss.

We can help you with concerns around important questions such as:

    • how do I talk with my child about what’s happened?
    • what kind of reaction might I expect from my child?
    • what can I do to support my child?
    • does it matter if my child sees me upset?
    • how will I know what my child wants or needs?


Facilitated by a trained Seasons for Growth companion, the program offers emotional space and a non-judgemental environment for parents to share, discuss and learn ideas and strategies to support their children.

There are two separate components:

    • Supporting children following separation and divorce (1 x 4-hour or 2 x 2-hour sessions)
    • Supporting children following the death of someone they love (1 x 2-hour session).


The program runs during school terms for parents who have their children in the Seasons for Growth children’s program. Contact us to find out dates.

Adult program:

The program helps adults build resilience and improve their social and emotional wellbeing as they adapt to change, loss and grief in their lives. It includes adult learning principles and incorporates a wide range of life experiences.

There are two separate components:

    • Understanding change, loss and grief (1 x 3-hour seminar session)
    • Exploring the seasons of grief (8 hours in total – 4 x 2-hour small group workshop sessions).


The program runs once per year. Contact us to find out dates.

Cost

Free

Location

    • Gladstone
    • Rockhampton


COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

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What is it?

A friendly, community playgroup where everyone is welcome. We encourage inclusion and diversity and celebrate differences.

Children learn play, communication and social skills including:

  • greeting their peers
  • how to participate in structured and unstructured activities in small groups
  • transitions between activities and spaces
  • how to take turns and wait in a small group.


Who is it for?

Parents and their preschool-aged children, 0 to 5 years old.

When does it run?

Playgroup runs weekly during school terms:

  • Gladstone:
    • Tuesdays from 9.30–11.30am
    • Fridays from 9.30–11.30am
  • Rockhampton:
    • Tuesdays from 9.30am–11.30pm


Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone: (Nutchee Building) Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct – 1 Pengelly Street, West Gladstone. 
  • Rockhampton: Integreat Queensland – 223 Campbell Street, Rockhampton


COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved

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What is it?

We help CALD women in our local community who are experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence access the support they need. We can:

  • help improve your safety and wellbeing
  • give you information and resources about services available
  • help reduce barriers to using support services
  • work with other community organisations, service providers and agencies in your local area to get you the best support available.


Who is it for?

CALD women and their families experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence. We also assist individuals and other organisations in the community looking to support domestically vulnerable CALD women.

You can contact us if:

  • you are worried about your relationship
  • you would like some advice about a relative, friend or loved one who you think might need help
  • you would like to know about organisations in the local community (Gladstone, Rockhampton and Biloela) that you can join to meet other people
  • you are an organisation that is dealing with a CALD client who is experiencing, or at risk of, domestic and family violence or sexual assault
  • you would like to hold an information session that will educate CALD women about domestic and family violence issues.


Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton


COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get in touch

Gladstone:


Rockhampton:

 

This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and delivered by Integreat Queensland Inc.

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What is it?

A program to build the resilience of local women and those who have newly arrived in the region. In a positive, safe and nurturing learning environment, women are supported by like-minded women. The program helps women gain confidence in setting life goals and ambitions, growing their interpersonal and communication skills, and understanding their community.

By getting involved, you can find out about:

  • personal effectiveness – who you are, how you see yourself, positive thinking, self-talk and motivation
  • becoming a lifelong learner
  • budgeting and information technology
  • pathways to participation – job interview skills, writing job applications, appropriate work communication and volunteering opportunities
  • environmental and disaster awareness
  • women’s issues – mental health, looking after yourself, body image, family violence and gender equity
  • accessing a course through our Resilient Relationships program, such as Circle of Security Parenting, 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching, or Seasons of Growth.


Who is it for?

Women with children up to 17 years, living in the Gladstone region.

When does it run?

The program runs for 10 weeks starting from 31 January 2022. It is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30am–2.45pm.

Cost

Free

Location

  • Gladstone


COVID-19 information

We’re here to help our community stay connected. If programs are disrupted due to COVID-19, we’ll do all we can to keep things going and find different ways to deliver our programs where necessary.

Get involved


This program is funded through a joint initiative under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018, and  delivered by Integreat Queensland Inc.

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CQ Linked supports migrant communities to learn more abut the social service sector across Gladstone, Rockhampton, Biloela and Emerald. More information coming soon! 

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