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What we do
Becoming a parent is an exciting and challenging time and Karitane have been the leaders in parenting services since 1923. We provide education and support on the unique challenges of parenting to mums and dads with children from birth to 5 years of age. All our services are evidence based and delivered by a caring and highly trained professional team of family health nurses, pediatricians, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists offering complete holistic care. Karitane support new parents around sleep and settling, establishing routines, feeding and nutrition, toddler behaviour and pre and post natal anxiety and depression. We are a registered charity, supported by the NSW Ministry of Health and the Department of Family & Community Services. In addition to our government funding, much of our work is thanks to donations from individuals and organisations.
Sleep and Settling
Establishing a Routine
Adjusting to Parenthood
How We Help Parents
Our caring healthcare professionals guide, support and educate families through our parenting centres, residential services, mental health centre, specialized toddler clinics and community outreach programs. Our community programs, parenting courses and care line do not require a referral however parenting centres, residential services, mental health service and toddler clinic require a referral from a health professional e.g. GP, Child and Family Health Nurse, Social Worker
Mental Health Services
Karitane offers professional development and training to healthcare professionals including nurses, psychologists, nannies, childcare workers and others across Australia. Our leadership in education also includes the delivery of parent-child interaction therapy training (PCIT), family partnership training, and specialized workshops, on sleep and settling, toddlers and brain development. Karitane is involved in developing and deploying latest research to ensure all evidence based programs are up to date.
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Supporting Parents at Work
Supporting parents benefiting business is a Karitane service working with organisations providing practical and professional advice, education, and support to employees and managers navigating the challenge of balancing parenting and career. This support is delivered in flexible formats to help organisations improve diversity and return to work, improve employee wellbeing, reduce stress and absenteeism, reduce staff turnover and maximise employee focus and productivity.