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Knox City Council Youth Service Parent Information Sessions

About Parent Information Forums/Workshops

Parent Information Forums/Workshops are offered by Knox City Council Youth Services alongside a guest speaker to present on a specific topic. The sessions are usually held in the evening at Knox City Council Civic Centre. The Knox City Council Youth Services Community Worker endeavours to organise 4 Forums/Workshops per annum.

The Parent Information Forums/Workshops that have been previously offered, have covered a range of topics including:

  • VCE - Help my Child is in VCE!
  • Battling The Untidy Room
  • Healthy Kids
  • Developing Teens
  • Learning to say 'no' when your brain says 'yes'
  • Talking about sex - the parent's role
  • Cyber Stuff doing your head in? Parenting in a Cyber World
  • Binge Drinking
  • Amaze - Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bounce - Resilience Program
  • Mental Health & Adolescent Development
  • Parenting at Speed...Are you enjoying the ride?
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and School Transition
  • Sensory needs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Primary School Aged Children and Anxiety
  • Addressing Functional Independence in the Home for Young People with ASD
  • Young People; Gaming, Social Media and the Internet
  • Sleep and Teens
  • ASD - Navigating the Journey
  • Thriving and Surviving VCE
  • Parenting Anxious Children (primary and secondary school aged)
  • Raising Competent Teenagers
  • Resilience Building for more Effective Parenting
  • Building Blocks to Resilience
  • Managing the Anxiety of Parents
  • Cyber Safety from the eSafety Commissioner
  • It's time we talked...Maree Crabbe
  • Parenting as a team workshop over 4 weeks with Anglicare, Parentzone
  • Raising Boys with Steve Biddulph
  • Raising Girls with Steve Biddulph
  • Supporting Girls on the Spectrum Workshop
  • Supporting our LGBTIQ and non-binary children
  • Parenting in a changing world
  • Supporting teens with sensory strategies to relieve anxiety

For more information

In regards to parenting information for young people and parent information sessions don't hesitate to contact Michelle Pascoe, Knox Council Youth Service on 9298 8000 or email

For other information, advice, individual assistance and referral for young people and their families, contact the Knox City Council Youth Information Centre.

Join our Distribution List for Parents

If you would like to receive information on upcoming seminars, workshops or forum opportunities for parents in Knox, you can join our Parent distribution list. Contact the Knox City Council Youth Service on 9298 8311 or email

Resource List for Parents of Teenagers

We have compiled a good list of resources for parents of teenagers that includes books, school guides and DVD's.

Download Resource List for Parents of Teenagers

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