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KATE AND SON JACK'S STORY

For Kate and her son Jack, the impact of Kids First Australia’s support was profound.

 

"When I was pregnant, I sought help. I knew due to my ongoing family issues, that I would not have family support of my own when my first child came along."

 

Nine months after giving birth, Kate’s situation worsened considerably when Jack’s father began using drugs again. Days after a serious overdose he came home drunk and dealt Kate ‘a good beating for saving his crummy life’.

 

"I often think that if Kids First Australia had been available for my mother and myself back in the 1970’s then there’s every chance that Jack and I would not need this service now."

 

Optimistic at having been given the gift of a future, Kate is considering returning to study. She feels confident that Jack is also better placed now to fulfil his potential in life.

KATE AND SON JACK'S STORY

For Kate and her son Jack, the impact of Kids First Australia’s support was profound.

JEREMY'S STORY

Our commitment to early intervention, inspired by Jeremy's Story

 

Jeremy and his brother had already been removed from their parents due to neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and placed in alternate care when he was referred to Kids First’s Sexual Abuse Counselling and Prevention Program. He was only 8 years old and had begun exhibiting harmful sexual behaviours towards his younger brother.

His counsellor, Yvonne Wilson, had the experience and strategies required to support Jeremy.

 

"A therapeutic plan was developed for Jeremy and sessions included art-based play. Connections were made with his school, where a safety plan could be employed and carried through at home. This holistic approach gives Jeremy the support he needs to improve across different areas of life."

 

Nearly one year on, and Jeremy enjoys seeing Yvonne Wilson. He presents without aggression and says he feels in control. His carer and teachers report he is doing better academically, and his behaviour has improved greatly. Plus, he now has his own friendship group which will become his support community for years to come.

JEREMY'S STORY

Our commitment to early intervention, inspired by Jeremy's Story

At Kids First, we believe that every child deserves to feel safe, loved, and supported.

That's why we are committed to providing high-quality support to children and young people like Jeremy, Jack, and Kate to help them overcome the challenges they face and reach their full potential.

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At Kids First, we believe that every child deserves to feel safe, loved, and supported.

As an independent non-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to provide vital services to children and families in need.

With your help, we can continue to create brighter futures for the neediest children and families in our community, especially those affected by domestic violence.

Every donation, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the life of a child or youth.

Let's work together to ensure that every child receives the support they need to heal, grow, and thrive.

As an independent non-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to provide vital services to children and families in need.
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