What is a family support program?
Our Family Support Program aims to strengthen family relationships and increase the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
Who is it for?
To be eligible for our services you need to be a Central Coast resident and a member of a family with a dependent child or young person aged 0-12 years. Please note: to access some services your residence may need to be in the Gosford City local government area. This is a free service.
How do we support families?
Families are offered an initial assessment appointment, where family support workers assist family members to identify their strengths and needs in relation to presenting family issues.
Our case work support plan guides and provides a focus for our work with families. Examples include: counselling, enhancing parenting practices and relationship skills, providing information about services and assisting you to access these services by advocating and direct referrals.
We also provide structured parenting programs which focus specifically on supporting parents to further develop their parenting knowledge and understanding of managing children’s behaviour to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.
When & Where?
Our family case workers can meet with families and family members at our office in Kariong, in your home or at other agreed locations within the community.
We also provide a range of courses for children, young people and parents. See our Group Work Program.