Providing therapeutic care in partnership with our partners Junction Australia in Adelaide.
Our team of therapeutic specialists in Adelaide work alongside the residential care staff in 6 units run by Junction Australia in and around Adelaide. There are about 18 children living in these units. They have all experienced abuse, trauma and loss in their lives. We support the staff in these units through training about trauma and the brain, then follow up with building individual plans for each of the children. These plans are instrumental in helping to guide the practice of the teams. The plans focus on making the routines of the house more predictable, responding in a consistent way when a child becomes distressed or angry, and being able to engage in play activities that repair trust and confidence in relationships for these children. As these strategies are put in place, children start to feel more connected to their carers and are able to face the other challenges in their lives, like going to school.