Therapeutic Family Services

Our Therapeutic Family Services program provides children, young people and their families with therapeutic support, specialising in trauma and abuse related issues.

We have significant experience in assessing and working with children and young people in the out of home care system.

Our experienced clinical team includes psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists and education consultants, offering a range of services from formal psychotherapy for trauma and abuse-related issues to family preservation services and community preservation services.

The Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service provides individual counselling and specialist assessment for children, young people, parents/carers and families.

The Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services provides services to help children and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of child sexual abuse.

Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service

The Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service provides individual counselling and specialist assessment for children, young people, parents/carers and families.

Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service delivers a range of interventions aimed at improving family functioning and specialises in the treatment of trauma-related issues.

All Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service clinicians are psychologists, many of whom are specialists in this field with enormous experience working with children, young people and families, and specialising in the complexities of abuse.

The Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service offers:

Who can receive support through Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service?

Children, young people, parents/carers and families who have witnessed or experienced:

Or who:

Treatment strategies at Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service

Each client is carefully and comprehensively assessed. Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service psychologists design an individualised treatment plan for each client and discuss treatment objectives and processes during treatment. Treatment strategies are evidenced-based and may include:

Referrals

Referrals to Trauma Assessment and Treatment Service can be made under the Medicare Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) system by:

Cost

Our psychologists are also registered with Medicare and can bulk bill, with no out-of-pocket expense for clients who have a valid Mental Health Care Plan. Alternatively, sessions are priced at $158 per 50 minutes.

For more information, please email administration@parkerville.org.au

Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services

Our Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Services (CSATS) help children and their families heal from the harmful psychological, emotional and social effects of sexual abuse.

All CSATS clinicians are psychologists with particular skills and experience working with children, youth and adults who have been affected by child sexual abuse.

There are two free Child Sexual Abuse Therapeutic Service locations - Parents and Children’s Therapeutic Services (PACTS), in Mirrabooka, and Wheatbelt Family Therapeutic Services (WFTS), in Northam.

The life skills program for children and young people assists them to take positive steps to improve their own personal safety. Protective behaviour sessions can be provided either on an individual basis, as a family group, or as a group-based program.

Consultancy and training are also available for community groups, schools, teachers and other organisations.

The Wheatbelt Therapeutic Family Services (Wheatbelt TFS) provides individual counselling to children, young people and adults who have experienced or are affected by child sexual abuse. Based in Northam, the service is open to people across the Wheatbelt region. All services offered by Wheatbelt FTS are provided by psychologists with significant experience in the area of child abuse and trauma.

Who can receive support and treatment?

Children, young people and adults who have experienced or been affected by child sexual abuse

Children and young people under the age of 18 years who have been responsible for, or who are at risk of engaging in inappropriate sexualised behaviour

Treatment strategies

Comprehensive assessment and individualised treatment plans are provided for each person receiving support.

Interventions are targeted at improving:

Treatment strategies include:

Referrals

Referrals are primarily from the WA Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support but are also accepted by parents or other agencies. For more information or to make a referral, please email administration@parkerville.org.au

Therapeutic Family Services Locations

George Jones Child Advocacy Centre

2 Wungong Road, Armadale WA 6112

08 9391 1900

Stan and Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre

1 Watertank Way, Midland WA 6056

08 9235 7000

Mirrabooka Therapeutic Family Services

8 Cobbler Street, Mirrabooka WA 6941

08 9391 1900

Northam Therapeutic Family Services

11 Wellington Street, Northam WA 6401

08 9235 7000