Confident Carers Cooperative Kids is a 9-week program that aims to increase parent’s skills in developing strategies that limit the cause of difficult behaviours for children 3 to 11 years. This is achieved by focussing on improving the parent–child relationship through play, praise and other positive activities.
The participants learn how to use praise and rewards effectively as well as learning how to give clear and effective instructions. Throughout the course of the group, participants gain insight around how consistent, attachment rich responses, and activities can limit the incidence of challenging behaviour.
The program aims to reduce problem behaviour by focusing on improving:
The consistency of responses to challenging behaviour.
The effectiveness of praise and rewards when re-enforcing appropriate behaviour.
The effectiveness of clear instructions when setting necessary limits on behaviour.
The parent-child relationship through the use of play and other positive activities.
The use of preventative strategies (i.e., ignoring, redirecting and avoiding arguments) that limit the causes and maintenance of challenging behaviour.
The Confident Carers Cooperative Kids program is a targeted behaviour management program created by Mark Donovan and Greg Konza, leading edge Australian scholars and clinicians in child psychology and parenting.
The program runs for nine weeks (2 hours each week including 1 pre-group assessment session and 8 group sessions).
The group generally runs twice a year (commencing February/March & July/August).
The group will be run face-to-face in Liverpool.
Parents/Carers are expected to attend the entire 9 weeks of program.
Children do not attend the program.
Fees per family: $630 for the full 9 weeks. Discount available for existing clients.
Parents concerned about their child’s behaviour can contact Dune Health and Wellbeing directly to register their family for a pre-group assessment. The assessment will determine the appropriateness of the CCCK Program for each family or if other supports are required before commencing group sessions.