Parentline is a statewide telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years. Nearly a third of the calls received relate to adolescents. Professional counsellors discuss with parents a diverse range of adolescent topics ranging from normal adolescent development and friendship issues to challenging or risk-taking behaviours, depression and school bullying. Parentline helps parents develop positive communication and parenting strategies, by building their confidence and skills. Phone Parentline on 13 22 89

Regional Parenting Services
Regional Parenting Services (RPS) provide information, advice and education to parents and professionals on a wide range of parenting issues. Services are located in each of the eight DHS regions (two in the North and West Metropolitan Region) and the phones are staffed by experienced parent educators.

Southern Region - Anglicare Victoria  
Contact: Jonathon Cummins 
66/68 Main Street, Pakenham 3810 
P: (03) 5940 9122  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eastern Region - Anglicare Eastern Parentzone
Contact: Chris Hanly
47 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140 
P: (03) 9721 3646 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Western Region - ParentsLink Regional Parenting Service MacKillop Family Services
Contact: Judy Cain
118 Commercial Road, Footscray 3011
P: (03) 9680 8411  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northern Region - Anglicare Victoria
Contact: Gianna Mazzone
239 Murray Road, Preston 3072
P: (03) 8470 9999 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grampians Region - Centacare Ballarat

Contact: Jacinta Cook
PO Box 2537, Bakery Hill 3354
P: (03) 5327 7900 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Loddon-Mallee Region - Centacare Bendigo
Contact: Amanda Lomax
PO Box 255, Bendigo 3552
P: (03) 5438 1322 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barwon South Region - City of Geelong, Regional Parenting Resource Service
Contact: Chris Wolfe  
PO Box 104, Geelong 3220
P: (03) 5272 4817 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hume Region - Upper Hume Community Health
Contact: Margaret Hunter
PO Box 173, Wodonga 3689
P: (02) 6022 8888 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gippsland Region - Anglicare Victoria Parentzone
Contact: Pat Wells
PO Box 959, Morwell 3840
P: (03) 5133 9998 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parenting Research Centre
The Parenting Research Centre (PRC) engages in a range of activities to help parents raise children well. The PRC is committed to producing better outcomes for children and does this by tranlating research and development activities into practical strategies, programs and solutions. This knowledge is shared with parents and the professional community in a range of activities including information programs, parenting support and professional training. Phone (03) 8660 3500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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