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First developed in 1962 by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Thomas Gordon, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is a respectful communication and conflict resolution skills program. This timeless classic course is based on a philosophy of respect for everyone’s feelings and needs in a family.

Learning outcomes:
* Grow your loving relationship with your child
* Experience more joy & less stress in parenting
* Listen so kids will talk to you and talk so kids will listen to you
* Support children to manage big feelings, express their needs and solve problems
* Become an assertive parent
* Feel more fulfilled in your parenting role
* Resolve family conflict so that everyone wins

About this FREE program:
* For caregivers of children & young people
* 8 x Weekly Sessions at Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Hosking St Cranebrook, 10am – 1pm
* Delivered in-person by an accredited & experienced Child & Family Social Worker
* Light refreshments provided
* Child minding available on request

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Monica Purcell

Feb 15, 2023 - Apr 5, 2023

Cranebrook, NSW


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Monica Purcell

Monica Purcell


I am a qualified Social Worker (MSW) with 6 years experience working with children and families across Sydney. I am passionate about promoting children's rights to increase safety and well-being for children and young people. I am currently employed as Parenting Facilitator with Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services. My position is funded by the Department of Communities and Justice to provide parenting education group programs and specialist support free to communities in Penrith and NSW. I have held previous roles as School Counsellor and Family Caseworker, among others.

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P.E.T. & School Readiness Funding

P.E.T. & School Readiness Funding

Written by ETIA Admin

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) is now listed as one of the evidence-informed programs and supports on the School Readiness Funding Menu. This funding is being offered by the Victorian Department of Education & Training to provide additional support for kindergartens to help children get the most out of their early learning.

Loving Family | About ETIA

About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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