At Gateway Health, Integrated Family Services are delivered through intensive family support and long-term care.
The services are aimed at vulnerable young people and their families who are:
- likely to experience greater challenges as the child/young person’s development has been affected by the experience of risk factors and/or cumulative harm
- at risk of concerns escalating and becoming involved with Child Protection if problems are not addressed.
Our intention is to provide services early, to protect children and young people, and improve family functioning.
Intervention approaches may include:
- In-home support
- Family decision-making/family group conferencing
- Group work
- Accessing universal services
- Secondary consultations
The aim is to improve parenting capacity and skills, parent-child relationships, child development, and the ability to make positive social connections.
This is a free service for families who reside in the Ovens and Murray region, with children/young people aged between 0-18 years, including pre-birth.
Referral into this program is through The Orange Door.
Phone 1800 271 157 to arrange an intake meeting or to discuss options available to your family.