Karitane is a respected and trusted not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to partnering with parents to enable children to have the best start in life. We have been leading provider of specialist early parenting support to families around Australia for almost 100 years. We support parents with children aged 0-5 years through accessible hybrid models of care, offering both face-to-face and virtual services to support challenges around sleep and settling, feeding and nutrition, establishing routines, toddler behaviour, emotional dysregulation, and perinatal infant mental health. Our services are evidence-based and delivered by a highly trained, multi-disciplinary team of child and family health nurses, perinatal infant mental health nurses, paediatricians, general practitioners, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, cultural and community support workers, and volunteers. Our dedicated team works with each family to match the right service to their individual needs.

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Who are we?

"This grant will enable us to run parenting groups for local CALD families whose first language is not English, helping them to learn parenting skills to manage typical, but challenging behaviours in children aged under two. This culturally-appropriate program provides families access to essential support that they would not otherwise be able to gain from standard parenting programs."

Lucy Rabbetts, Toddler Clinic, Clinical Psychologist


What are we doing?

Karitane: Understanding Your Toddler

This project will adapt Karitane’s successful existing group parenting program Understanding Your Toddler for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. This will deliver accessible and culturally appropriate parenting support to vulnerable families with children 12-24mths at risk of developmental vulnerability before concerns materialise.
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