There are a range of resources available to assist parents in supporting their child’s schooling, specifically to support appropriate behaviour, both in the home and school environment.
Spark their Future
Spark their Future is a website for parents and carers to find practical tips, information and support to help disengaging young people to get the most from their education.
Parents can also seek confidential counselling, training, support and information from the following organisations.
Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours, 7 days a week).
Chat online: between 3pm–12am, 7 days a week via the
online chat page.
Email: get a response within 24 hours via the
Beyond Blue website for more information.
Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days a week).
Chat online: between 8pm–4am, 7 days a week via the
online chat page.
Lifeline website for more information.
Phone: 1300 30 1300 (cost of a local call) 8am–10pm, 7 days a week.
Information: Tip sheets from a range of over 100 topics is available
The Yourtown Parentline Cyberbullying support training has been designed for use by all adults including parents, carers and grandparents who are:
- nervous or fearful of using the internet or new devices
- anxious about their children using the internet
- concerned cyberbullying may be impacting their child
- concerned their child may be engaging in cyberbullying behaviours
- would like to learn how to identify when cyberbullying may be impacting their family unit
- would like supportive, practical information around starting uncomfortable conversations.
The training is free and available online for completion on a range of internet enabled devices, including smart phones.
The training program is specifically designed to be a pocket ready resource which can be easily accessed via any smart phone or tablet, with easy navigation and practical, supportive information.
Please visit the
Parentline website to access the online training and eResources.
The Mandt System
The Department of Education is working with an international agency, The Mandt System Inc (Mandt), to deliver trauma-informed training in restrictive practices aligned with the restrictive practices procedure. Mandt delivers evidence-based training to reduce and stop the possibilities of injury or conflict and fosters a positive culture of dignity and respect in the classroom. Mandt believes that everyone has an equal right to safety.
Mandt has created a special editon podcast, Stance and Balance, for families of children and staff of the Queensland Department of Education to provide information about the Mandt System and discuss what their beliefs, values and training represents.
Stance and Balance podcasts