The tuning into teens program was developed by Melbourne University and is an evidence based parenting workshop.
My passion for working with teen and family challenges over the years has led to action. My hope is that this course will increase understanding and bring harmony within families. Receive real support to deal with the pain and difficulty of managing your teen’s emotions.
This course aims to support parents by means of psychoeducation on developmental theory, age and stage appropriate markers for teen behaviour, the neuroscience behind difficult teen behaviours such as defiance, dismissiveness, isolation, rejection and criticism of parents.
We explore varying parental responses such as anger, sadness, grief, rejection and frustration. We explore varying parenting styles and work on their own responses to teen behaviour. Helping acrimonious divorced parents, the blended family such as step-parents and step siblings understand how a teen’s behaviour. Helping parents, couples with teens expressing suicidal ideation, self-harm and isolation what this can often linked to and how to respond. This has been producing incredible results with family harmony, reduction in difficult teen presentations and families re-connecting in novel ways.
TERM 4, 2021
Thursday AM: 10-12pm AEDT
Oct 14, 21, 28
Nov 18, 25
Tuesday PM: 6-8pm AEDT
Oct. 12, 19, 26
Nov 16, 23, 30
All courses are conducted
on Melb. AU Time Zone
AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time – Ends 4 April, 2021
AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time – Starts 3 Oct, 2021
Current Time – Melbourne – AU
Dates for 2022: TERM 1
- TERM 1 – Morning – Feb 08, 15, 22, 29, Mar 05, 12
- TERM 1 – Evening – Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 03, 10, 17
Dates for 2022: TERM 2
- TERM 2 – Morning – May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 07
- TERM 2 – Evening – May 5, 12, 19, 26, Jun 02, 09
Dates for 2022: TERM 3
- TERM 3 – Morning – July 19, 26, Aug 02, 09, 16, 23
- TERM 3 – Evening -July 21, 28, Aug 04, 11, 18, 25
Dates for 2022: TERM 4
- TERM 4 – Morning – Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 01, 08, 15
- TERM 4 – Evening – Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 03, 10, 17
See what Tuning Into Teens is all about with the quick chat between Phyllis Tranficante and Susan Abel.
Susan introduces you into a brief overview of what the course is all about.
“I have recommended the program to many people, I feel everyone can get something from it.”
“I was pleasantly surprised with the content of the program and how impersonal yet relevant it was. Attendees were not required to contribute unless they chose to do so and it was totally up to individuals to discuss personal issues if they wished to do so. I went into the course thinking my parenting style was going to be addressed personally but this was not the case. The program was… very inclusive and equipped me with the necessary tools to build better relationships with not only my teenager but also my husband. I am so pleased I was involved in the program. I learnt a lot, and have implemented a lot of ‘emotional coaching’ techniques and noticed results. ‘Emotional coaching’ really does work and I recommend that everyone gets involved, including schools and community groups.” Read more “Elly – 01-06-2021”
“I was able to de-escalate arguments with siblings, and address feelings of anger and sadness. I was more aware of my parenting style and I now spend more time discussing situations with my teens now.”
“Thank you, the program was presented in such a friendly, warm, safe and educating environment. Everyone managed to keep engaged, it was awesome.”
“I recommend the course as everyone can get some benefit from it.”
“My teens interaction with me is much better and our bond is much stronger. I feel like we are starting to slowly understand each other.”
“The more I tried the interventions, the better I got at it.”
“Learnt about how teens process problems and events. How to deal with teen emotions and behavior and how to recognize this.”
“ I went into the course thinking my parenting style was going to be addressed personally but this was not the case. The program was very inclusive and equipped me with the necessary tools to build better relationships with, not only my teenager but also, my husband. I am so pleased I was involved in the program. I learnt a lot, and have implemented a lot of ‘emotion coaching’ techniques… and noticed results. ‘Emotional coaching’ really does work and I recommend that everyone gets involved, including schools and community groups.” Read more “Barry – 01-06-2021”
“Attendees were not required to contribute unless they chose to do so and it was totally up to individuals to discuss personal issues if they wished to do so.”
“I was able to deescalate arguments between siblings, and address feelings of anger and sadness. I was also more aware of my ‘parenting style’ and my husbands. I am spending more time discussing situations with my teenagers now.”
“I took Phyllis’ course with my girls being 9 & 6 years old, and although its specific to teenagers, I have found it easy to implement with my kids from now. Phyllis was able to workshop and guide us on our personal communication styles, and it was great hearing other parent’s examples too. The course was very practical and a safe space to share, and I definitely had a couple… of ‘aha’ moments!” Read more “Vanessa”
“I have gained so much insight and skills from the Tuning into Teens Course. It has given me a greater understanding into how teenagers think and communicate as well as how to parent and communicate more mindfully so as to foster strong relationships where my children can feel heard and free to express and explore their own emotions. My only regret is that I did not have the opportunity to… do this course sooner. Phyllis is a caring and gifted presenter who has a genuine concern for those she coaches. I have learnt so much from her.” Read more “Renee”
“Dear Phyllis, there are no words to thank you. I have learnt so much, not only about myself but why behaviours occur. It has been a teary (on occasion) but very positive experience. I really love your delivery and acceptance of all of us. Thank you so very much.“
“The weekly exercises were terrific to do with my teens each week. It really helped us create a connection.”
- Learn how to use a potent psychobiological approach toward understanding and modifying your child’s behaviour.
- This program provides psychoeducation regarding age and stage appropriate child/teens behaviours; it identifies 4 differing parenting styles and the impact of those on children/ teens and helps parents develop the skill of emotion coaching. The program incorporates a group process format that provides parents with support, validation of their experience and information that participants have attested to as invaluable.
- Emotional intelligence supports kids to have more awareness, assertiveness and to be strong in challenging situations.
- Trauma proof your kids so they are less prone to emotional dis-regulation, mental health issues and substance abuse.
- 2 hour a week course that runs for 6 weeks
- Morning or Evening Courses
- Guaranteed small group size for personalized training
- The day will be filled with theory, experiential learning that is applicable to your family life
- Session notes each week to support your learning.
If ever there's a time for parents to get support with their teens, it's now. After a year of online learning and dealing with the stress of COVID-19.
Phyllis Traficante and Carmen discussing the benefit of our Tuning into Teens and Tuning into Kids program.
Restoring Resilience aims to teach and empower parents/caretakers to treat and resolve childhood, youth stress, overwhelm and trauma.
Our training programs are designed for parents/caretakers to build a strengthened their bond with kids and youth, to support healing, growth and resilience; to provide powerful interventions to settle challenging and dis-regulated behaviour.
As a TAFE industry trainer for over 30 years, and a family and teen psychotherapist, I delivered 10 parenting programs to 100 parents over the past few years with proven results. Evaluations rated the course out of 5 resulting in a 4.8/5 satisfaction score. Feel free to read parent testimonies overleaf. Places are limited so please give me a call if you would like further information about the program or to book your place.