Family support worker Jenny Aaskov
Family support worker Jenny Aaskov

Positive help for parents

MAKING parenting easier for indigenous families in Rockhampton will be family support worker Jenny Aaskov's latest challenge.

Ms Aaskov, who works for Darumbal Community Youth Services, recently received accreditation to teach the new course called the Positive Parenting Program (PPP).

It will now be trialled over the next six weeks and if successful will become a permanent feature at the service.

Ms Aaskov said while there was no right and wrong way of parenting, she would be teaching a non-hurt method.

She said the PPP would help mothers, fathers, families and carers understand how to help children grow, teach them respect, right from wrong and how to have strong family relationships.

"It even works on my 17year-old,'' Ms Aaskov joked.

"The program is a musthave here in Rockhampton. It's in great demand.''

The program will first be trialled on Darumbal's existing family clients and may also be available at Capricornia Correctional Centre.



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