It’s hard enough having an adult child in prison.

It’s even harder when you’re caring for your grandchildren.

You’re doing all you can to offer your limited time, energy and financial support to help raise children who didn’t ask for this trauma in their lives. Maybe you’ve had to give up work. Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to access entitlements and that’s causing added stress.

And when children behave in ways you don’t understand you’ll notice that familiar sense of dread: What if the same thing happens again?

You’ll do anything you can to try to stop this pattern now. You want your grandchildren growing up to be healthy, responsible, motivated individuals.

Most of all, you need some help. Help in understanding and managing the behaviours you know aren’t their fault. Help in breaking this cycle…

What we can do

We’ll help you understand the impact of a parent’s incarceration on your grandchild or grandchildren. We’ll explain why you’re seeing certain behaviours and help you develop strategies to build your grandchildren’s resilience and teach them positive responses to stress and trauma.

You can enquire about our workshops here.