Child & Family Child & Family Services

Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services offer a range of free programs to promote the health and well-being of children (birth to 18) and their families.

Child and Family Services provide assistance to children, young people and parents to build and maintain positive family relationships and provide home environments that support the wellbeing of children and young people. Assistance is also provided to help build the resilience of children and young people and assist them to maintain positive connections within school and the wider community.

Services aim to:

  • Strengthen parenting knowledge, skills and resiliency
  • Strengthen family relationships
  • Increase resiliency and coping skills of children and young people
  • Improve mental health outcomes for children and young people
  • Enhance children and young people's connection with family, school and community
  • Assist families to support their child/young person
  • Increase the communities understanding of, and response, to a range of  issues for children and young people

What services are available?

- Short term immediate assistance including:

  • assessment, information and resources
  • brief interventions with children, young people and their families
  • referral to other community programs and services

 

- Intensive long term early intervention support including:

  • intensive case management
  • counselling for children and young people
  • family interventions and support
  • linking with other relevant services
  • targeted therapeutic group programs for children and young people.

 

- Community education including general group work, parent information sessions and participation in community events.

- Supported Playgroups that offer a range of early childhood development activities for children aged birth to 5 years.

- Parent Support Groups

Some services and supports can be provided in-home where required.

 

Services are provided by three programs:

The Family Support Program (funded by the State Government Department for Communities and Social Inclusion).
 
The Child and Family Mental Health Program (funded by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services)
 
The Child and Family Foundations Program (A Communities for Children Program funded by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services). For more information ring Dianne Haufe on 8245 7100.

Who is eligible?

  • Children birth to 18 years and their families
  • Services are prioritised to children and families with a number of risk factors

Areas we provide services to:

Services are provided in the Inner Northern suburbs, Western suburbs and Tea Tree Gully council area. Programs operate within specific geographical boundaries, check brochures for more information.

Hours of Operation

Services are primarily provided Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Some services may be provided after hours.

Office Location

Staff are located at 77 Gibson Street, Bowden and at Suite 5, 81 to 83 Smart Road, Modbury.

Contact

If you wish to make a referral, please download our referral form and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For additional information contact UCWB on 8245 7100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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