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Managing Children Program (MCP)

Managing Children Program

Behaviour support and training for children and their parents.

Who is it for?
The Managing Children Program (MCP) is a child management and parent training program for families where behaviour difficulties are so great that other programs do not make a difference and the child is at risk of developing serious problems. The program is specifically for families with a child aged between 2 ½ to 7 years who experiences major problems with behavior at home, preschool or school. Children may have special needs in addition to their behaviour. For example, ADHD or a diagnosed mental or physical disorder.

What is it?
There are two parts to this program. Firstly there is Pre-MCP, which provides one-on-one support and advice for parents and carers without the child present. This is an individualised service that can be face-to-face or through phone contact.

Following this, families can move onto the full MCP. This program gives parents the opportunity to practise child management skills in a controlled, safe environment. Professionals provide immediate support and DVD feedback as well as assisting in the application of skills to the child’s specific behaviour.

How does it work?
The family (without the child) attends a private consultation session to determine the family’s needs and decide the best model of support required. If it is appropriate, they then attend the full MPC with their child, which is the intensive phase of the program and includes 3 sessions a week for 10 weeks. Each session is 45 minutes long.

How much do I pay?
Families pay $70 per term for Pre-MCP or the full MCP.

What funding is relevant?
Funding for the full MCP course and Pre-MCP consultation sessions is available through:

  • Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)
  • Department of Social Services Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start Initiative (BSI)

The cost for Pre-MCP is $150 per session. The cost for the MCP is $4,500.

How do I enrol?
Complete the Preference Form and hand it to Noah’s reception or your Noah’s contact. This program can be completed in conjunction with other programs with Noah’s.