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From workshops and seminars to resources and advice, the Northern Beaches Council has resources and programs available to help parents and carers navigate the complex and ever changing world of their teenagers.

The Parent Workshop

If you’re looking for ways to help you learn more about your teen and how to stay connected with them then this program is for you. The program encourages you to gain greater self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience in managing your own emotions while helping your teen to do the same.

The Parent Workshop comprises six sessions and is run through the Manly Adolescent and Family Counselling Service (email).

Speakers’ Nights

Come to a speakers’ night and hear local and international speakers provide up to date information and ideas related to parenting young people. Previous topics have included HSC, alcohol and other drugs, and technology.

Referrals and Information sessions

The Youth & Families Team recognise the significant role parents and families have in their young people's lives. 

If you need information or support email the Youth Team or call them on 02 9970 1634 who can provide referrals to organisations and services who provide support to young people and their families.  

Safe Party Tips

If your young person is having a party at home, take a look at our safe party pack. Register your party at least four days before with your local police at register my party

Helpful Websites

Some helpful websites to help parents and carers are listed below:

Generation Next

Parent Line NSW

Headspace Brookvale

Resourcing Parents