Newpin (New Parent and Infant Network) is an intensive child protection and parent education program that works therapeutically with families under stress to break the cycle of destructive family behaviour and enhance parent-child relationships.
Originating in the United Kingdom, Newpin was created in response to the needs of new mothers experiencing issues such as isolation, mental illness, family violence, social disadvantage, low self-esteem and for those who were at risk of physically or emotionally harming their child or children.
Newpin offers parents and children a unique opportunity to achieve positive changes in their live and relationships, based on four core values of support, equality, empathy and respect with self determination underpinning each of these. The Newpin program works gently with members (parents) to build on awareness of their own intrinsic value as a person, as a parent and a fulfilled member of the community. All interactions and practices at the centres are strengths-based. Members (parents) are actively involved in program development and are recognised as valuable contributors in helping their peers explore solutions to life’s challenges.
Newpin may be for you are the parent of young children if you are dealing with feelings of isolation, loss of identity, or emotional distress since becoming a parent. The program can assist people who are facing difficulties raising their children and who may struggle with mental health issues or drug and alcohol use.
If you feel ready to make positive changes in your life and family relationships, please contact the office on:
(02) 6254 1733 between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newpin is made possible by funding from the ACT Government family support program funding and supported by funds from Snow Foundation.
For more information about Newpin, see www.newpin.org.au