Resilient Kids Resilient Women
Safe Futures Foundation in conjunction with Uniting Wesley, EACH and Australian Childhood Foundation applied for funding under the Department of Health and Human Services submission to deliver therapeutic responses to women and children who have experienced family violence to assist them in their recovery.
The partnership between Uniting Wesley (the lead agency), Safe Futures Foundation, Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF), and EACH in the delivery of a Family Violence Therapeutic Intervention Program for adults and children, brings together recognised experience and highly regarded expertise in the provision of proactive, innovative and responsive service models. Informed by an understanding of gender based violence the programs are an innovative, integrated, collaborative model of therapeutic interventions that are both evidence informed and evidence based to aid the recovery of adults, children and young people as victim survivors of family violence.
The collaboration between highly experienced service providers ensures that victim survivors will be provided with seamless service delivery to meet their needs and aid their recovery. Building on existing programs including children’s resources in the Homelessness and Family Violence sector the model seeks to innovate therapeutic responses to women and children who have experienced family violence. Service delivery components include the provision of therapeutic assessment and planning undertaken by expert clinicians who then have access to a number of therapeutic offerings that can meet the individual needs of clients - including groups for children from birth to primary school age. The extensive linkages that come with this partnership span the following service sectors; family violence, homelessness, family services, health and allied services including mental health and alcohol and other drug services.
Safe Futures Foundation has funding for a children's case manager and a children's group worker.
The service will be delivered over 2017-2018.