Metropolitan ServicesParent Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service

Youth and Family Counselling and Support Services

Parent Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service (PACCS)

when parents and young people want to get along better

A Centrecare service for parents/caregivers, children and teenagers aged 12 to 18.

To download Centrecare's Parent, Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service brochure, click here.

Adolescence is a time of great transition - for young people and their families alike. While it is healthy for young people to begin forming their own identity, this is often not without its challenges. Conflict, communication difficulties and a lack of understanding can result. At such an important time, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the challenges that may be faced.

These challenges can include:

  • abuse or violence in the family;
  • adolescent development issues and relationship conflict within the family;
  • adolescent depression;
  • adolescent low self esteem;
  • coming to terms with new family arrangements;
  • communication difficulties;
  • drug and/or alcohol use;
  • expressing emotions such as anger, anxiety and sadness;
  • friends and peers;
  • relationship breakdown within the family;
  • school related problems;
  • self-harm and risk taking activities;
  • sexuality issues; and/or
  • your own coping strategies and managing stress.

If you are experiencing any of the above, then this service may be of help to you.

Centrecare's Parent, Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service aims to support parents/caregivers and young people aged 12-18 to find creative solutions to conflicts they may be experiencing.

Counselling offers a structured time and space for issues to be raised and discussed. Individual sessions are offered to young people as well as parents/caregivers and other family members. Family counselling is also offered.

Family Dispute Resolution
The focus of family dispute resolution is to help families find an agreed solution to specific issues such as friends, homework, telephone calls and household chores.

Conducted in various locations throughout the community. The workshops aim to help parents learn more about adolescent behaviour, conflict resolution, parenting styles and communication techniques.

Information Seminars
Seminars can be prepared for community organisations, schools and other youth or family focus groups.

School Based Programs
These group programs are run in conjunction with metropolitan high schools and aim to develop young people skills and build on their strengths rather than focusing on their problems.

Making contact
For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Centrecare on one of the telephone numbers below. Day and evening appointments are available in most offices.
Perth           (08) 9325 6644
Southwest   (08) 9721 5177
Mirrabooka  (08) 9440 0400
Joondalup   (08) 9300 7300

To download Centrecare's Parent, Adolescent Conflict Counselling Service brochure, click here.



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