Prevention and Strengthening Families

Through the delivery of early intervention and prevention programs, our Prevention and Strengthening services support and repair family relationships.

The goal of our Prevention and Strengthening services is to empower families to repair and strengthen their relationships. In doing so, they’re able to create a safer home environment that ensures the wellbeing of children and young people. 

Our Prevention and Strengthening programs

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Chance to Shine
Chance to Shine

The Chance to Shine Scholarship provides financial assistance to young people – in a OzChild foster care program – to help them achieve their life goals.

Families First
Families First

The Families First program aims to help children and young people remain at home, as well as supporting those in out-of-home foster care when they return home.

Family Law Services
Family Law Services

Family law services help parents, grandparents and foster carers to focus on the best interests of their children.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Functional Family Therapy supports families who have been affected by an adolescent behaving in an aggressive way within the home.

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW)®
Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW)®

Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare® works with children, young people and their family or kin to help them strengthen relationships, improve communication and respond to challenging behaviours.

Intensive Therapeutic Program
Intensive Therapeutic Program

The Intensive Therapeutic Program provides support to children and families living in the Bayside Peninsula area, where there are concerns about child and family wellbeing.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is a family and home-based treatment that strives to change how young people function in their natural settings in ways that promote positive social behaviour.

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® (MST-CAN)
Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® (MST-CAN)

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect® is an in-home intervention model working with families with serious clinical needs, as directed by child protection (due to physical abuse or neglect).

Orange Door Safety and Support Hub
Orange Door Safety and Support Hub

The Orange Door is a multi-agency partnership bringing together Family Violence services, Family Support Services and Men’s Behaviour Change programs.

SafeCare®
SafeCare®

The SafeCare® Model is an evidence-based parenting program for parents of children aged 0-5 who are at-risk of, or have been reported for child neglect or physical abuse.

School Focused Youth Services (SFYS)
School Focused Youth Services (SFYS)

School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) support young people at school, ensuring they remain connected and engaged with education, and have the best chance to excel.

School Services
School Services

School Service provides professional welfare support for students and their families, both those in and out of a foster care program.

Shine Assist
Shine Assist

Shine Assist connects families and schools with medical practitioners, helping address the psychological and emotional wellbeing of primary and secondary students – in a foster care program – across Victoria.

Targeted Care Packages (TCP)
Targeted Care Packages (TCP)

The Targeted Care Packages program supports children and young people to sustain their current placements, as well as with the establishment of new placements.

Time to Shine
Time to Shine

Time to Shine supports secondary school students who are at risk of disengagement from school due to issues relating to self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

Together Again Program
Together Again Program

The Together Again Program provides reunification assessments for children returning from a foster care program to care with their biological parents.

Volunteer Program
Volunteer Program

Give back to your local community by becoming an OzChild volunteer. At OzChild, we have a number of foster care volunteer programs to suit varying levels of commitment.

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