Family Relationship Centres
The Family Relationship Centre (FRC) is the first port of call for families who are seeking to make their relationships better, families who are separated, or families who are going through separation. We can also assist other people who are affected by these issues, such as grandparents and other extended family members.
The FRC can provide advice and information about any relationship issue and refer you to other services that can help. For families experiencing separation, we will support you to focus on your children’s needs and work with you on the next steps. We also provide family dispute resolution sessions with the other parent or family members to develop agreements for future parenting relationships. Some of our FRCs can also help you come to property agreements.
Supporting Children After Separation
The Supporting Children after Separation (SCASP) Program aims to support the wellbeing of children under 18, who are from separated or separating families and are experiencing difficult family relationships. The services help children and young people deal with issues arising from the breakdown of their parents’ relationship and the circumstances in which they find themselves, and provide opportunities for them to participate in decisions that affect them.
The program provides a range of age-appropriate interventions, including individual counselling or group work for children.
Parenting Orders Program/Post-Separation Co-operative Parenting
The Parenting Orders Program/Post-Separation Co-operative Parenting services help separated or divorced families who are in high conflict to work out parenting arrangements in a manner that considers a child’s best interests in establishing or maintaining relationships, while ensuring the safety of all parties.
The services help parents manage their conflict and understand the effect their conflict is having on their children. They can then develop strategies to deal more constructively with each other and manage parenting arrangements.
A variety of interventions are used, and family members, including children, can receive a range of services such as counselling, multi‑sessions or one‑off group work education.
Parenting Support Program
Provides counselling, education and support for families of infants, children and young people 0 to 18 years old as they deal with the challenges of parenting or life events that impact family well-being and connection.
Group parenting programs such as Bringing Up Great Kids and 1-2-3 Magic are offered as an alternative or in addition to individual counselling sessions.
Supporting Children After Separation Program (SCASP)
Provides individual counselling, groups and education programs for children and young people 5 to 18 years old whose parents have separated.
The services assist children to make sense of their parents' separation and to adapt to changes within the family setting.
Men Choosing Change Program:
A twenty-week program for men who want to change and take responsibility for their abusive behaviors in intimate relationships.