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Supporting Young Parents

March 7 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Young parents face the challenge of meeting not only their own developmental needs at a time of significant growth, but also the needs of their children. Young Parents often face additional pressures and problems including social stigma. This days training will highlight models of good practice for working with young parents.


Who should attend this workshop?

Anyone working with young Parents: Case Workers, Family Support Workers, Youth Workers, Group Leaders etc.. Anyone receiving TEIP funding ( TEIP focus area)


Colleen Hirst

Colleen Hirst is a clinical psychologist and family therapist, who has been providing clinical services in Western Sydney for over 35 years.  She heads a dynamic team at Merrylands Counselling. Colleen’s warmth and relational style is complemented by her strengths-based approach to therapy. She is passionate in her clinical work to respectfully assist people uncover the strengths and hope that can become the vehicles for change.

Colleen has extensive and varied clinical experience, having worked in drug and alcohol counselling, street youth work, adolescent counselling, prison chaplaincy, crisis accommodation and homelessness, mental health, family therapy and couple counselling. Colleen enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.



Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.

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More Information

Veronica Riddell, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: BH02SYP


March 7
8:45 am - 4:00 pm


Novotel Rooty Hill
33 Railway Street
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766 Australia
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