Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)

Parenting a child with a disability is known to be on average more stressful than parenting children without disabilities. Children with disabilities often present different challenges to parents. This can be tricky and lead to feelings of anxiety; stress; anger; overwhelm; depression; loneliness. Of course, there are positive feelings and experiences as well, which we should not forget.

This group is designed for parents (including foster parents) of children with disabilities who are experiencing some of these typical difficulties.

The child(ren) you support may have significant emotional and behavioural needs, and this probably makes it hard for you to parent in the way you want to all the time.

The group is not a practical skills training group. That means there will be no learning about reward charts, time out, discipline strategies and the like.

Potential benefits of the course include: 

  • Developing a clear sense of who you are as a parent, what is important to you, and what steps you need to take to move in the right direction, regardless of your child’s behaviour.

  • Respond less reactively to parenting stress.

  • Learn ways to tolerate difficult emotions in you and your child.

  • Become more accepting of you and your child.

  • Resolve conflict better with your child.

  • Develop a stronger bond with your child.

  • Relate differently to parental suffering: while not all problems will change, parents’ attitude towards these problems may.

  • As a result of the above changes, you may also observe positive changes in your child’s behaviour and emotions.

  • One day and eight week courses available starting February 2020.  If you would like further information on this course, please send an email through to pbs@rubixsupport.com.au 

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Rubix Support are registered providers of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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