Family Support Program

Family dynamics can be complicated, our support helps make them simple

Every family is different. This means they have their own strengths and vulnerabilities which need tailored solutions.

Our family support program is designed to help parents, young people and even children develop strategies to improve their family unit.

We encourage you to contact CCFSS to gain the skills and confidence you need to manage challenging family situations as they arise. 

While it’s easy to think of families as groups, they are made up of individuals. Individuals have their own unique motivations and behaviours, and they don’t always align with each other. If you feel your family could benefit from building family connections and learning new strategies, CCFSS can provide support with parenting, behaviour management and relationship building. With the right support and techniques, your family can thrive to reach its full potential.

Who Can Access the Family Support Program?

Family Support Program

To access our program, you must be:

What do we do?

Our family support program is free and is designed to negotiate the major transition points in the lives of your child and family.

We will provide assessment, discuss current challenges within the family and look at family strengths. Based on the initial assessment interview, we’ll help you develop tangible goals and form a support plan to achieve them.

Our range of assistance options include:

  • Parenting and relationship skills
  • Providing information about services
  • Assisting with access to services with recommended or direct referrals

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Further information

Our Family Support Program aims to strengthen family relationships and increase the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
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. This is a free service.

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.

We assist families to develop goals. Once goals are determined we negotiate a support case plan with the family, outlining how we can assist families to achieve their goals. We can also assist you with home visits to provide advice, information and referral or support.

In our case work support, we create plans that guides our work together 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 personalised and structured parenting programs in your home or our office to further develop 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 as they arise.

We assist families with advice and referral.  A family worker is available by telephone to discuss services and programs available in the community.  Parents are encouraged to call the office to speak with our experienced staff.

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 group work programs across the Central Coast region. This includes: Peer support groups, workshops, and parenting education programs.

See our course work program here for further information about our general group work, events, workshops and information sessions.

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