Dad's Programs & Services
Kids First recognise the important role played by fathers in the lives of children. We also understand how the role of fathers in families is changing – and this brings new opportunities and challenges for men as well as for those who work with families.
When group participants understand the true impact their violence has on their kids it's a powerful catalyst for change.
Bringing up great kids
A six-session parenting program conducted either as a mixed parent group or fathers only of young children aged 0-5 years.
Tuning into Kids
Run either as a mixed group or fathers only of young children, Tuning in to Kids™ teaches parents how to help their child understand and manage feelings (emotional intelligence).
Tuning into Teens
Tuning in to Teens™ shows dads, mums and carers of adolescents 12 years and over how to help their teen develop emotional intelligence.
Circle of Security Parenting
A Relationship-based parenting program for fathers of children of age 0-4 years
Fathers individual counselling
Counselling provided through the Fathers and Family Relationships program aims to improve relationships with families and to strengthen and improve fathers’ positive, active involvement with their children.
Father Inclusive Practice Network
Kids First support the development of more father-inclusive practice to support dads to engage the services they need from the moment they become a father until their children reach adulthood.
Family Friendly Activities
The Fathers and Family Relationships Program works collaboratively with other agencies to develop and promote activities for fathers and their families in the community.