Empowering Year 8 students to learn how to recognise signs of exploitation and grooming.
All About Safety
Supporting primary school aged children with the skills to identify difficult or unsafe situations. All About Safety aims to promote resilience in children, familiarise them with empowering strategies, clear communication, and awareness of “safe” behaviours.
Triple P Fearless
A free parenting program that provides information about anxiety and provide positive parenting strategies that support the development and behaviour of young people with anxiety.
Momentum is a FREE 6-week Group for teenagers who have experienced family violence.
The Healing Circle
The Healing Circle is a 6-week creative art therapy program for women who are recovering from family violence.
Bringing up Great Kids
A FREE parenting program promoting respectful and caring relationships between parents and their children
TheHub 3757 is a FREE early help program offered by Kids First, Whittlesea Community Connections, DPV health, Bubup Wilam and City of Whittlesea.
Circle of Security
A free, group program that helps parents to make sense of what their child is really asking and needing from them.
TheHub 3756 is a FREE early help program offered by Kids First, FamilyCare and Mitchell Shire Council.
All kids deserve a bright future
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.