Parenting is powerful - it is not just about parents; it is shared by grandparents, relatives, friends and those who care for children. To shape and influence a child's life is one of the most important things one can do.
Parenting SA is an initiative of the Government of South Australia established in 1996 to promote the value of parents and the important role of parenting. Parenting SA is administered by the Women's and Children's Health Network, responsible to the Minister for Health.
Formed on 1 July, 2004 as part of the Government's commitment to improving South Australia's health system, the Children, Youth & Women's Health Service brings together two South Australian organisations, Child and Youth Health and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Parenting SA aims to:
Parenting SA is unique in terms of its role and function. It is a small unit that relies heavily on working in partnership with other organisations, government departments and the business sector.
It acknowledges and respects the diversity of family and cultural patterns with recognition that there is no one right way of parenting.
Three evaluations of Parenting SA and its programs, undertaken by independent bodies, acknowledge it to be a highly valued and respected organisation, producing a range of extremely valuable resources.
295 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8303 1660
Page last updated: 13 April 2012
Site last updated: 12 November 2012