A volunteer program that pairs Mentors with Mums, to give them additional support with their parenting goals while simultaneously using other services of Kids First.
The Orange Door
You can access a range of family violence and family services through The Orange Door – in person or over the phone.
Our Heidelberg Child & Family Centre features a Sensory Room to support the wellbeing and development of children and their families.
Dads Circle of Security
Helping dads to make sense of what their child is really asking and needing from them.
Connect is a broad ranging program that's all about supporting new parents and parents of young children. We also offer specialist parenting and family relationship resources for fathers.
Positive Parenting Program
Strengthening positive relationships and promoting a safe and supportive home where your family can thrive.
Recovery & Education For Sexual Exploitation & Trauma (Reset)
This group aims to RESET for a positive future.
B2A - Crossroads
Boys 2 Adolescents: Crossroads supports boys at a 'crossroads' in their transition from boyhood to adolescence.
Our Family Services team resources parents and caregivers so they can feel confident in their parenting.
We believe that all families have their own strengths. Families come up against changes and challenges in life that can be stressful. This is where our Family Therapy service can help.
A family violence therapeutic (or healing) program that partners with victim/survivors, children and their families.
Promoting First Relationships - program
Promoting First Relationships is a home visiting program to build confidence for parents and create positive connections with your child.
Infant Family Services
As part of our whole-of-family approach, our Infant and Family Team resources and supports parents and children in their early years, aged 0 – 5.
Tuning into Teens
Equipping parents with skills to build on their emotionally intelligent parenting.
Stand Up! aims to empower young people (13-15) to critically reflect on navigating and standing up to sexual exploitation.
Mothers in Mind
A safe and supportive program for mothers and their children to build confidence and connection after hurtful experiences.
Caring Dads - program
A program to help fathers improve their relationships with their children and end controlling, abusive and neglectful behaviour.
Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program
The Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program provides a specialist therapeutic counselling service to children and young people who are victims of sexual abuse and/or engaged in problematic or harmful sexualised behaviour.
For children and families to achieve positive outcomes through proven programs, delivered by our skilled and caring team
Programs for Families
The strength of the relationship between children and their parents or caregivers is a predictor of how well children will do in school and in life. Our services are informed by evidence and designed to forge strong family bonds that stand the test of time.
Healing from trauma
Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on family members. We provide specialist individual and family counselling to children, young people and families to help them recover and heal from sexual abuse, family violence and other hurtful experiences.
The Sensory Room at our Heidelberg centre is a way to explore self-care, which includes learning about what you need in those difficult parenting times to self-regulate. What works for you as a parent and what works for your children can be explored in the Sensory Room and developed into your sensory profile.
There’s no shame or judgement, just support, healing and pratical advice to move us all forward.”
Dad of 6 kids
Caring Dads client
Kids First's Intake and Engagement Team
From the outset, our Intake & Engagement team thoroughly assesses each potential clients’ needs. If there are services you require outside of Kids First, then we will advocate on your behalf and make referrals that will save you having to retell your experiences which you may otherwise find traumatic or challenging.
Any questions you have any questions about referrals into a Kids First program or similar service our Intake and Engagement Team are always happy to talk and walk you through your options.