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First Time Parent Groups

First Time Parents Groups

Parent groups are offered to all 1st time parents in Victoria through the Maternal and Child Health Service.

Parents who join a group attend a series of sessions that emphasize parenting skills, relationship development and social support in order to increase confidence and skills in parenting.

Parents benefit from participating in these groups in a number of ways:

- developing social networks
- gaining self-confidence
- through access to relevant information on child health and parenting

Each group runs for 6 weeks focusing on the following topics:

• Sleep and settling
• Health and wellbeing
• Baby Massage
• Introduction to solids
• Baby illness
• Play, development and early literacy

For all enquiries please contact Portland District Health on 5521 0504 or email mch.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au.

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