The Empowerment Challenge

SERVICES | PROGRAMS | SUPPORT

Our plan is to have the following services available for the Geelong and Surf Coast Region.

Health Services

Available to individuals who gave birth to their first child under the age of 26.
  • Health Promotion
  • Family Planning / Contraception
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health
  • STI testing / Specialised Nurse trained through Family Planning Victoria
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Antenatal / Postnatal support
  • Allied Health
  • Mental Health Support (trauma-based practice / peer support for anxiety / depression, etc.)
  • Counselling Services / CBT / Trauma Informed

Programs/Workshops

Available to individuals who gave birth to their first child under the age of 26. Based on the stages of change (pre-contemplative, planning, action and maintenance).
  • Youth (Younger Parents) – empowerment, resilience, healthy relationships, motivational interviewing, parenting, etc.

  • Women – empowerment, resilience, healthy relationships, motivational interviewing, fit for work, goal setting, confidence, etc.

  • Older women – developing a community leadership group to provide support and positive role modelling.

  • Fathers – promoting emotional regulation, healthy relationships, parenting, work ready skills, etc.

  • Playgroups – parents / children.

Social Support/Community

Available to individuals who gave birth to their first child under the age of 26.
  • Partnering / Collaboration

  • Access to Mentoring Programs

  • Social Involvement

  • Parenting supports

  • Family Violence Prevention

  • Life skills

  • Referrals to community services

Programs/Workshops

Available to individuals who gave birth to their first child under the age of 26.
  • Counselling

  • Budgeting Courses

  • Educational reengagement support

  • Employment supports

DID YOU KNOW?

In Victoria, the Australian Bureau of Statistic 2017 data shows there were;

0
Children born to Mums aged under 26
0
Children born to Mums aged 15-19
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Children born to Mums aged 20-24