Therapeutic Family Services is excited to announce the addition of a new state funded programme to their portfolio of therapeutic services for children, young people and families. The new Family Preservation Service programme is a tertiary service with the primary aim of preventing children coming into care by supporting families to safely remain together.
The programme began in August 2012 and will utilise a team of five highly specialised staff including a Programme Co-ordinator, two Case Managers, a Family Support Worker and a Psychologist. The team will also draw upon the exceptionally high standard of therapeutic skill within the Therapeutic Family Services team of 14, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Educational Consultant.
Unlike other traditional models of Family Preservation or Reunification the programme uses a ‘staggered down’, longer intervention model spanning 12 months. Too many times as an Organisation, we have seen families enter services for a short term fix. Whilst these may yield short term growth and family development these gains are often lost over time and the family reverts to past poor practice. With a longer intervention time and ‘staggered down’ model in the Family Preservation Service we aim to create longer lasting change. Families will go through four distinct phases whilst involved in the programme; assessment, then three intervention stages, intensive support, moderate support and aftercare.
Coordinator Family Outreach Service
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Armadale WA 6112