Family Connect 2017-06-07T05:25:29+00:00

Our Family Connect program provides families with a system to implement at home, which builds social and emotional health and embeds practices that strengthen the culture of the family. 

It builds on the strengths of each family and up skills the parents and the children together, enabling them to develop trust, talk about their feelings openly and honestly, and communicate positively.

Uplifting Australia believes that families who talk and listen together are stronger families so Family Connect provides families with the tools to talk and listen to each other in a meaningful way that:

  • Connects them as a family through having meaningful conversations
  • Empowers the children by giving them a voice in the family
  • Strengthens families through developing mutual accountability

Family Connect is made up of four sharing circles or meetings, which are implemented over a set period of time. Each circle introduces new skills and techniques that build the family’s capacity to develop trust, talk about their feelings openly and honestly, and communicate positively.

Find out how to implement Lift Off! Family Connect in School, Workplaces or Community Organisations, or Contact Us.

 

What parents say about Family Connect…

“Our family enjoyed it.”

Parent, Family Connect
“‘The kids want to keep doing it.”

Parent, Family Connect
“My child was not very serious in the beginning but as we started with some interesting answers we got right into it. We all had a great time doing it.”

Parent, Family Connect
“Yes we did it! It is a good opportunity to get to know each other. After a long time the four of us sat together and talked. We would like to do it every week.”

Parent, Family Connect
“I found it very informative to hear about not just the good things in my family day but also hear about what might be not so good.”

Parent, Family Connect
“It’s a great idea to spend some good quality bonding time with the family.”

Parent, Family Connect
“We all love being listened to. We should have this more often.”

Parent, Family Connect
“It was a fun activity. Shall do it again and try to involve more of the family.”

Parent, Family Connect
“This is very nice so we get to know if anyone is annoyed or mad or sad about anything, this allows us to help the person and make their week better.”

Parent, Family Connect
“It was great fun. We did it successfully. It is a challenge of patience also, because we have to listen calmly. In the first round we didn’t remember what was the best thing happen in the last week, but slowly, slowly we came on track and we laughed, enjoyed and shared our emotions. Thanks.”

Parent, Family Connect
“I really love the Family Connect circle.”

Parent, Family Connect
“This helped us bond a little better and we started doing this more often.”

Parent, Family Connect