Parent and Friends Education Series 2024

We are delighted to invite the St Mary's College community to our Parent and Friends Education Series 2024.

As part of the Thriving Kids and Parents School ProjectSt Mary's College Social Worker, Chrysi Santelices will deliver three interactive seminars during 2024 to parents/carers of children aged 4 - 12.

The three interconnected seminars will provide practical strategies to help your child thrive. These strategies will help you guide your child's behaviour, manage everyday worries, and build healthy peer relationships.

The Parent and Friends Education Series aligns with our College's commitment to student Wellbeing, Relationships, Agency, and Personal Responsibility (WRAP) Program. This program, designed to foster holistic student development, emphasises the importance of nurturing students' overall well-being, including digital well-being. 

Together, let's empower our children and promote their wellbeing and resilience. 

We encourage our community to invite friends and family members to attend. All are welcome. Bookings are essential. Please note that these are adult-only sessions. Our students can participate during their Year Level WRAP lesson each Wednesday afternoon.

We look forward to your presence at our Parent and Friends Education Series sessions 2024. 

SERIES 1: Power of Positive Parenting

(Triple P Seminar)

This session will help you understand why kids behave as they do and introduce practical strategies to support your child’s social and emotional development.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024

St Mary’s College Veritas Centre

5.30-7.00 pm


SERIES 2: Helping Your Child to Manage Anxiety

(Fear-Less Triple P Seminar)

This session will equip you with the skills and strategies to support your child in managing their emotions and overcoming challenges.

Wednesday, 4 September 2024

St Mary’s College Veritas Centre

5.30-7.00 pm


SERIES 3: Keeping Your Child Safe from Bullying 

(Resilience Triple P Seminar)

This session will help you communicate well with your child, develop positive relationships, and address conflict and bullying.

Wednesday, 30 October 2024

St Mary’s College Veritas Centre

5.30-7.00 pm


A little about Chrysi...

Chrysi Santelices is a social worker on the St Mary's College Health and Wellbeing Team. She also has over 20 years of experience working within government, education, and non-government agencies, focusing on child and adolescent mental health. Chrysi is experienced in providing individual therapy and support, case management, and group work for young people and their parents and other care providers.

Chrysi has facilitated various parenting programs, including the Circle of Security and The Incredible Years, and recently obtained her accreditation in the Triple P Program. Moreover, she specialises in working with families and educating staff from various organisations on implementing trauma-informed practices within their settings.

Chrysi is passionate about supporting children, young people and their families and is committed to providing trauma-informed care.

For more information about the Triple P - Positive Parent Program, click on the link:

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