Our family relationship service provides culturally relevant early intervention, family relationship counselling and support to address a range of psychological and social needs.
We assist families from refugee backgrounds to manage acculturation stresses, traumatic reactions, grief and anxiety that come from their experiences prior to fleeing their home country and from difficulties experienced in settling in Australia. This includes families who may have experienced death, divorce, separation and inter-family and inter-generational conflict. The program aims to support positive and supportive family relationships and prevent family breakdown.
The Family Counselling Program and related group work involves collaboration with other main stream services, including government and non-government services and community groups. This collaborative work assists with facilitated referrals if needed to relevant agencies and increases access for those families to these services. Social inclusion is promoted to families from a refugee background who can participate in and contribute to the local community.