Family Intervention Service

What Is Our Family Intervention Service?

Our Family Intervention Service (FIS) supports families to identify and utilise their strengths and capacity to ensure the continued safety and wellbeing of their children. The FIS is an intensive, in-home intervention program designed to meet the individual needs of each family.
  • Providing early intervention services to support parents and families
  • Providing you with information, guidance, and practical strategies to enhance your family unit
  • Helping you to keep your children safe and living at home
  • Helping you to improve your parenting skills
  • Improving your skills so that your child can return to your care

Our FIS team works intensively with you and your family to help you achieve your parenting goals. We will assist you to develop the skills to care for your children and to keep them living with you, safely. Our approach involves:

  • Intensive, in-home support for parents and their children
  • Supporting you to meet the needs of your children, and to keep them healthy and safe
  • Increasing family stability
  • Providing you with practical strategies to enhance your family unit
  • Helping you understand and manage your children’s behaviours
  • Supporting healthy attachments between parents and children
  • Counselling and support for both parents and children
  • You want to keep your children living safely with you at home
  • You want your children to be returned to your care
  • You have concerns about your child’s safety
  • You wish to improve your skills as a parent
  • You have a current case open with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

We believe in the inherent uniqueness of every family. We understand that each family comes with its own set of dynamics, challenges, and strengths. Therefore, our approach is centred on providing individualised and tailored support to meet the specific needs of each family we serve.

Our philosophy is grounded in the belief that every family has the capacity to thrive and reach their full potential. We are committed to empowering families to navigate their challenges, build upon their strengths, and create a nurturing and safe environment for their children.

We recognise that the journey towards achieving family well-being is multifaceted and requires a comprehensive approach. As such, our service focuses on holistic family intervention, encompassing various aspects such as emotional support, practical assistance, and skill-building.

Central to our philosophy is the importance of fostering meaningful and collaborative relationships with families. We strive to create a supportive and non-judgmental space where families feel heard, valued, and respected.

Through our dedication to individualised support and collaborative partnership, we aim to empower families to overcome obstacles, strengthen their bonds, and ultimately ensure the continued safety and protection of their children.

The Family Intervention Service is an intensive in-home intervention program, involving regular in-home support to reach your parenting goals. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of each family, however typically involves intensive intervention and support over a period of 3 months. This intensive model allows our team to establish a relationship with your family so that we can effectively help you to meet the needs and goals of your family unit. We then provide ongoing education, practical strategies, support and guidance so that you can keep your children healthy and safe. Our team provides ongoing counselling and support for both parents and children, as well as support to access other relevant services.