Love, for a child, is everything.
So too, the absence of love is a child’s everything.
We are a Force for Childhood
Love is the warmth and light in which children’s little hearts, minds and bodies grow, develop and experience the world. When love is gone, the light goes out and their world turns dark. Pain, fear and isolation become the shapers of their childhood.
It’s our privilege to work to restore love to childhood through relationships that guide, support and have the power to help children heal. Loving relationships are their light out of the darkness.
Our work is love in action and our teams work with children, families, carers and professionals who share our passion and hope for these children.
Helping Children Heal
On their own, children do not recover from the devastating impact of abuse, neglect and family violence. They need specialised support to heal. We provide therapeutic services to children so they are able to recover from their trauma.
Keeping Children Safe
We build the ability and confidence of individuals and organisations to protect children. We provide parents with education and support to help them raise happy, safe and loved children.
Standing Up for Children
Advocacy for children; amplifying their voices, ensuring their needs are understood and prioritised and their rights honoured and upheld, helps inform and create changes that make all children safer. It’s how we began, and it’s how we’ll continue.
Understanding Children’s Needs
We advocate for changes to laws and policies that help to make all children safer. We work to strengthen community attitudes that prioritise the rights of children to love and safe relationships.
Where We Work
Our trauma teams help children, families and carers, and support professionals throughout Australia, including remote and regional areas. Their collaboration with a network of adults and organisations focuses on creating an environment dedicated to the recovery and healing of children traumatised by abuse, neglect and family violence.
Explore our work by clicking on the locations below!
For referrals or general enquiries please call 1300 381 581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All of NSW https://www.childhood.org.au/map/ourspace/
Our team of Senior Advisors also undertake training, reflective practice and supervision for professionals and carers supporting children and families impacted by trauma around Adelaide and throughout South Australia. Adelaide https://www.childhood.org.au/map/providing-therapeutic-care-in-partnership-with-our-partners-junction-australia-in-adelaide/
Supporting Intensive Youth Support Service in Katherine
Child Trauma Service in Mitcham and SheppartonThe Child Trauma Service (Victoria) supports children, young people, their parents, carers, and families to recover from the traumatic impact of abuse, family violence and neglect, through individual, dyadic and family counselling, along with therapeutic group programs. This program is funded by the Department of Families Fairness and Housing and operates in two locations in Mitcham and Shepparton.Learn More
All of NSW
OurSPACEOurSPACE provides specialist outreach therapeutic trauma support covering all of NSW for children and young people under the age of 15 years who live in Foster Care or Kinship Care and have experienced at least two placement changes in the previous six months.Learn More
For referrals or general enquiries please call 1300 381 581 or email email@example.com.
Popping Bubbles program for mums and bubs in RingwoodTrial of the Popping Bubbles program for women and their infants who have been affected by family violence, in partnership with the Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service in Ringwood.Learn More
New family violence counselling programs in Ringwood, Warrnambool, Lilydale, Shepparton, WodongaWe have just started new family violence counselling programs for children right across Victoria. These new activities have been funded by the Victorian Government and are delivered in partnership with several agencies.Learn More
Trauma-informed care at a preschool in Bairnsdale, VICOur Early Childhood Team is working with Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (GEGAC) in their preschool centre to foster a trauma-informed and culturally strong approach to educating and supporting 3-4-year-old children.Learn More
CanberraA team of 8 therapeutic specialists is providing training and supervision to more than 200 professionals and 400 carers in and around Canberra and its suburbs.Learn More
Providing therapy to children and young people who have engaged in problem sexual behaviour in SheppartonA specialist team running a therapeutic program for 15-18 children who have engaged in sexual behaviour that hurts other children has extended our service from Mitcham to now include Shepparton.Learn More
Accrediting Bundaberg YMCA (QLD) as a Safeguarding Children OrganisationAll YMCA organisations nationally, including Bundaberg most recently in October 2017 have gone through our rigorous Safeguarding Children Accreditation system to reduce the likelihood of children being abused or exploited while in their care.Learn More
Supporting Intensive Youth Support Service in KatherineOne of our therapeutic specialists from Darwin travels to Katherine (a 3-hour drive) every fortnight to spend three days supporting Anglicare NT’s Intensive Youth Support Service Workers.Learn More
Providing therapeutic care in partnership with our partners Junction Australia in Adelaide.Our Adelaide Child Trauma Counselling Service provides specialist therapy and trauma-responsive group programs to children and their families who have experienced multiple trauma in their lives.Learn More
Our team of Senior Advisors also undertake training, reflective practice and supervision for professionals and carers supporting children and families impacted by trauma around Adelaide and throughout South Australia.
Working in partnership with foster carers and residential care workers in Albury/WodongaA trauma team of four staff in Albury/Wodonga supports foster carers and residential care workers who are looking after children and young people who cannot live at home for fear that they will be abused again.Learn More
Our Strong Ways Program in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and NhulunbuyWe support children and young people at risk of or engaged in the youth justice system to change their life trajectories.Learn More
Working with NPY Women’s Council in Alice Springs, NTWorking in partnership with the Domestic Violence Team to develop a new approach to preventing family and community violence in remote communities across the NT, WA and SA borders.Learn More
Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
Family violence counselling for children in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie12 counsellors providing specialist family violence counselling to children and young people across Tasmania in a program supported by the state government. Each counsellor provides up to 3 hours of counselling per week for 10-14 children and their families.Learn More
Our therapeutic, culturally strong care program for grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended families in PerthOur Perth Child Trauma Counselling Service provides specialist therapy and trauma-responsive group programs to children and their families who have experienced multiple trauma in their lives. We also undertake training, reflective practice and supervision for professionals and carers supporting children and families impacted by trauma throughout Western Australia.Learn More
East + West Kimberley
Broome, Derby and surroundsWe work in partnership with CenterCare and Derby Aboriginal Health Service to promote placement stability, safety and wellbeing for children and young people.Learn More
Trauma training to drug and alcohol workers in BrisbaneTrauma training to 150 drug and alcohol workers to enable them to better support young people to find comfort in the relationships around them and stop using harmful substances.Learn More
Creating a Brighter Future
Loving, positive relationships have the power to transform a child’s experience of childhood and shape their entire life. Help us to create brighter futures for children.