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National – National Council of Single Mothers & their children (NCSMC)
National Council of Single Mothers & their children (NCSMC) campaign for the rights of single mothers and their children who represent the majority of all sole parent families
Read more at their website www.ncsmc.org.au

National – Community Services (formerly DoCS)
We work to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and to build stronger families and communities. In particular, we help those who are vulnerable and most in need. Parenting Articles and Publications, Domestic Violence, Resources for young people, Comprehensive links page and more
Read more at their website www.community.nsw.gov.au

National – Family Relationships Online (Australian Government Innitiative)
Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution.
It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate
Read more at their website www.familyrelationships.gov.au

National – Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services. We aim to support all Australians to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community. These services are offered in many locations across Australia. The Services List table provides details on which services are available in your state/territory
Read more at their website www.relationships.com.au

National – Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA)
Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) is the national peak body for family relationship and support services. Together with our member organisations, we work to promote family and individual wellbeing
http://www.frsa.org.au

National – Australian Government – My family is separating – what now?
My family is separating, what now? is an online service developed by the Australian Government Child Support Agency in partnership with the Attorney-General’s Department. The information contained on this website is a guide to help families experiencing separation find their way around the Family Law System, better understand their rights and responsibilities following separation and includes information on services available to help
www.familyseparation.humanservices.gov.au

National – Australian Government – Department of FHCS&IA Office for Women
FaHCSIA helps to advance the status of women, through programs and services, and grants and funding for organisations providing services for women. The Office for Women has a key role in delivering services and in providing the principal focus of consultation between the women’s sector and Government
www.fahcsia.gov.au

NSW – NSW Government Office for Women’s Policy
The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet Office for Women’s Policy is a small, strategic unit which develops programs, policies and projects to the benefit of all women in NSW
women.nsw.gov.au

For Family Law Support Groups and Family Law Campaign Groups click here to go to our dedicated Family Law Support Groups page

Information Sheets and Documents

  • women_and_separationWomen and Separation [PDF 1.3MB] – This book is for you if you are a woman going through separation or divorce. It was written to help you make sense of your feelings, help guide you through some constructive choices, raise your awareness of some services that may help
    Produced by Relationships Australia – www.relationships.com.auSingle Mother Further Support
  • Single Mothers: a resource for parenting solo [PDF 4.1MB] – The publication Single Mothers: a resource for parenting solo, offers practical tips for single mothers on adjusting to change, looking after yourself, helping your children cope, and building positive family relationships. Produced by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria – www.education.vic.gov.au Single Mother Further Support
    Also available in the following languages:
  • Arabic (PDF – 26.4Mb)
  • Chinese (PDF – 8.6Mb)
  • Vietnamese (PDF – 8.1Mb)
Parenting Easy Guide – Thinking Divorce? [PDF 137KB]
Divorce is usually a painful process for all concerned – for the person who makes the
decision to leave the family, the other partner, grandparents or other family members. It
is the children, who have no say in the decision but who are usually the ones most
affected
www.parenting.sa.gov.au Single Mother Further Support
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Parenting Easy Guide – Family break-up [PDF 585KB]
When a family breaks up it is usually difficult for everyone. It is like a death which brings with it feelings of grief and loss. Most people need time to get used to the changes and each person’s response can be very different. Parents try to grapple with their own feelings while they make practical and very important decisions that will affect the whole family. Produced by Parenting South Australia
www.parenting.sa.gov.au Single Mother Further Support
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Parenting Easy Guide – Single Parenting [PDF 383KB]
Parenting in a single or sole parent household is different in many ways from parenting in
a two parent household. Some people choose single parenting, others have it thrust upon
them. There are those who choose to rear a child alone, those who decide to leave a two
parent relationship and to become a sole parent and those who are left behind with the
children. Each path has its own issues to deal with. Produced by Parenting South Australia
www.parenting.sa.gov.au Single Mother Further Support
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Parenting Easy Guide – Stepfamilies [PDF 381KB]
Building a new family is an exciting but challenging time. It needs a lot of time, energy
and hard work. There are many different kinds of stepfamilies and each will have
different strengths to build on and difficulties to overcome. Produced by Parenting South Australia
parenting.sa.gov.au Single Mother Further Support

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