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CCS Unpacked: What Adolescents Need From Parents

Addressing parent–adolescent conflict


Life is a rollercoaster and life with a teenager can feel like you’re zooming up and down the the track in fast forward! In this special CCS Unpacked with our expert guest, Lyndal Power, we will explore what parents and carers can do to help calm things down and enable both parties to make it to the other side — sane and united.

In this session we will address:

  • What do adolescents need from parents to be on track in their lives?
  • How do you establish a focus on adolescents’ relationships with family members?
  • How do you address parent- adolescent conflict?
  • How do you address the unhelpful behaviours of parents and adolescents?
  • And how can CCS Cards help?


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Leonie Cutts

As co-developer of CCS Cards, Leonie is constantly collaborating with others to extend the valuable methods and ways people can use the tool to experience quality communication. As a trained educator, counsellor and professional facilitator, with a unique background in games and communication product development, she thrives when helping others to access their best selves and share that with others.


Leonie Cutts - portrait

Lyndal Power

Lyndal is a Team Leader for a counselling program at Relationships Australia. She is a social worker and a couple and family therapist with over 30 years of clinical experience. For 20 years, she worked at RAPS Adolescent Family Therapy and Mediation Service, a program of Relationships Australia, where she was team leader for most of that time.
Lyndal Power and David Allan co-wrote a chapter on Family therapy with adolescents: Key ideas and their application for a book titled, A Practical Guide to Family Therapy (2011) edited by Dr P Rhodes and Andrew Wallis.


This session will touch upon methodologies covered in  Unpacked: CCS User Manual


CCS Unpacked: What Adolescents Need From Parents

Delivered virtually on Zoom.


Leonie 0438 557724