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The Family Preservation and Reunification Response (FPRR) works with vulnerable families referred by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, aged from birth to 17 years.

The service is modelled on an integrated and an evidence-based/evidence-informed approach to support families to live together safely and decrease the risk of children and young people entering or re-entering care.

Through the program, our practitioners work intensively with families for up to a period of six months and carry small caseloads so that they can visit families up to three times per week to provide flexible support to meet the needs of the family.

Incorporating our learnings from the success of our Cradle 2 Kinder programs, we offer specialist early intervention support services for families with children aged between 0 to 8. This service aids vulnerable families, parents and carers to meet the development, health and wellbeing needs of their infants, unborn or young children.

In metro regions, we offer Multisystemic Therapy – Psychiatric specifically for families with children aged between 9 to 17 years. This service integrates intensive mental health and substance abuse treatment with systemic family practice to provide clinical therapeutic support to young people and their families

The Family Preservation and Reunification Response offers:

  • support to develop positive parent-child relationships
  • individual/family counselling
  • household management strategies
  • guidance to create a safe, nurturing home environment
  • access to supportive cultural and community groups and services
  • individual assistance and support for children with school related difficulties.

Our aim is to make it easy for families to use the service with flexible in-home visits that fit with family routines. Support is tailored to each family’s needs.

How to access this service

FPRR is available by referral only from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Families must consent to a referral being made to the service.