Southern Evening Parents & Carers Peer Group
"Bringing out the best in your child"
This is a new evening group to cater for full-time working parents Note the new venue (for the evening group only) at 13th Malvern Scout Hall.
This month we have a guest speaker, Danielle Elisha, to talk with us about: "Bringing out the best in your child with Aspergers: A parent-directed approach "
About Danielle: Danielle has qualifications in Education, Social Work and Psychology and has over 20 years experience counselling children and parents. Early in her career, Danielle worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital, where she counselled children, adolescents and their parents as part of the Young Peoples' Referral Service and at Deakin University’s Department of Psychology, where she co-ordinated their child and adolescent mental health research program. Danielle also worked in senior management at beyondblue, where she managed their Child, Youth and Schools portfolios and supervised the counsellors at the Beyond Blue Support Service, which has gone on to become the leading mental health counselling service in Australia.
For the last 10 years she has worked in private practice, providing psychological strategies through Medicare and more recently the NDIS. Danielle currently practices at Elwood Family Clinic and Alma Family Therapy Centre, where she specialises in counselling families where there is a child or adolescent with Aspergers or ADHD. She has lived experience, being parent to a 12 year-old son who has Aspergers and ADHD.
Based on a combination of research, lived experience and counselling practice wisdom, Danielle counsels parents in a tailored, step-by-step manner to develop a tool-kit of psychological strategies that helps them navigate the challenges of their child’s condition and create an optimum environment in which their child can learn to harness their own potential. Creating and maintaining a strong support team is at the heart of this approach. On September 11 2019, Danielle will be outlining ways parents can best go about this. Attendance will vary from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges.
Getting There: By car: There is a small car park at the venue, or park in surrounding streets. The 13th Malvern Scout Hall is at 3 Oak Grove Malvern East, off Waverley Road. By Public Transport: The East Malvern Route 3 Tram stops at Oak Grove & Waverley Rd, then walk 1 minute to the scout hal. Or take the Glen Waverley Line train to East Malvern Station and walk for 16 minutes 1.3km to the scout hall.