Family Violence: Episode 1 – How to talk to kids about family violence

  This podcast is a must listen for families – parents and grandparents, whose lives are affected by family violence, as well as carers and educators of children. The Resilience Centre Family Clinic Director, Davide Di Pietro and psychologist, Dianna...

Corona Virus: A Resilient Response for Blended and Separated Families

  The Covid era has come with struggles for all families but particularly blended and separated families. But it has also brought some unexpected opportunities, says Davide Di Pietro from The Resilience Centre’s Family Clinic. While each family is managing...

Plus One #stayconnected

Davide shares how he and his family are staying connected with a new addition.

Deck the Halls Without Hitting the Deck – Surviving Christmas in separated families

Christmas can be a challenging time in all families, separated or not and nearly always requires a degree of flexibility. Clinical social worker Davide Di Pietro discusses with Leigh Hatcher the tricky subject of accommodating Christmas traditions, gifts, celebrating without...

The Separation Story – What will you tell your children?

In an era of marriage and family breakdown – many families are doing it on their own. Davide Di Pietro, a clinical social worker at the Resilience Centre, has had a wealth of experience helping parents and children navigate this...

Mum’s House, Dad’s House at Exam Time: A survival guide.

By Julieanne Greenfield and Davide Di Pietro It can be challenging enough for a teenager to negotiate two households after their parents’ separation, let alone juggle this on top of exams! Most students find exam time a stressful period, so...

…But What About The Grandparents!? Parenting and Grandparents after separation and divorce

The impact that parental separation has on children and parents is a topic that has been thoroughly researched. Many therapeutic, as well as legal interventions hold the child’s perspective as paramount in knowing how to navigate through what is often...