The Therapeutic team takes a whole-of-family approach. Participation of family members and carers in therapeutic work is vital to support the child or young person. We also acknowledge the significant impact that sexual abuse and or problematic and harmful sexualised behaviours can have on families and carers ensuring that they too receive support.
We do this by helping families and carers understand what has happened, what the impacts are and how they can best comfort their child to help them heal.
Benefits of counselling
Kids First understands that sexual abuse and problematic or harmful sexualised behaviours impacts on children, young people and their families/carers. Our service will therefore support your child to process their experience in a safe and supportive way.
We recognise the benefit of a therapeutic support and consider the age and stage of development of the child and young person and work toward building resilience and safety for their future.
Who we assist
Children and young people up to the age of 18 years old who have been sexually abused and their family members who reside in the City of Banyule, Darebin, Yarra or Whittlesea, or in the Shire of Nillumbik.
Children aged 3 - 10 who have displayed problematic sexualised behaviours and who reside in the City of Banyule, Darebin, Yarra, Whittlesea and the Shire of Nillumbik.
Children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have engaged in problematic and or harmful sexualised behaviours and who reside in the City of Banyule, Darebin, Yarra or Whittlesea, or in the Shire of Nilumbik.
Interested in knowing more?
For more information about the Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program please fill in the form below and one of lovely Intake and Engagement team members will be in touch with you. Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone on the phone please call us on (03) 9450 0900.
If this service is not available in your area, please contact us so we can help you get in touch with the right people.