The Glengarry Early Parenting Centre focuses on a ‘strengths-based’ model of care in which staff and patients identify specific parenting concerns and work in partnership to develop an action plan addressing these challenges. Desired outcomes upon completion of the program may include increasing parent’s skills and confidence in responding to the needs of their baby, improving sleep and settling behaviours, reducing the impacts of exhaustion, or supporting secure bonding and attachment interactions between parents and their babies.
Treatment may consist of a combination of group, one-on-one, practical demonstrations and family group treatments delivered in the form of an inpatient program.
Treatment commences with a thorough assessment of your baby's health including development and behaviour. An individual program, including age appropriate routine for your baby, is then designed in consultation with your family to specifically address your identified difficulties.
The inpatient program is a comprehensive five night program delivered at Glengarry Private Hospital. During your stay, nursing staff are available to review your progress and provide support throughout the program, offering compassionate, hands-on help as required.
Two key components of the residential program include:
- Group education – Group sessions run daily delivering education about infant behaviour and development, as well as adjusting to life with a baby. Group education sessions provide an excellent opportunity to socialise and share support, successes and difficulties while working to achieve individual goals. Find out more about our Group Education.
- Self-care group session – We offer daily mindfulness sessions for caregivers. If you are interested in including this session in your individualised program, please discuss with staff upon admission.
For more information and to download our brochure, complete the enquiry form here. Alternatively, call the centre on 08 9246 6341.