Circle of Security Parenting Program - Friday mornings beginning Friday 5th February and finishing Friday 12th March. Please see pdf for further details.
Family Connections Circle of Security.pdf
“It takes a village to raise a child” (an African Proverb). The wider community plays an important role in raising children and young people. It influences family functioning, child development and the availability of helping resources. Evidence shows that when family and community work together to strengthen the family unit, and focus on quality family life and the health and well being of family members, they complement each other to enhance family strengths, decrease societal issues such as child abuse, parenting problems, youth suicide, bullying, family violence, substance abuse, relationship breakdown etc and accomplish and maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing (Tomison, 2002).
What is Family Connections...
The Family Connections Model...
Family Connections use a Crisis Intervention Model, when a person faces an obstacle to important life goals, for a time, insurmountable by the customary means of problem solving (Golan, 1986, p303). Quick response services are used to give immediate, short-term relief to help families who are facing crisis situations, such as, chronic medical issues, or loss of job or environmental situations, which impact on the family’s financial situation; resulting in loss of housing, social isolation, stress and behaviour changes in the family.
Many of these families do not meet the threshold of current social services, which prohibits them from access to support. Whilst they await access to other financial support, such as a partner finding employment, or access to a superannuation fund, the family struggles to feed their children, pay the bills and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Family Connections enlist professionals who connect with personal experts in the local social services and also link in with Charity or Not for Profit Organisations to help organise support which the client identifies. As well as this, Family Connections provide an opportunity for the family to debrief with trained professionals in confidentiality and find strategies to enhance family communication and interaction.
If you would like to be involved in Family Connections please Contact Us.
(With thanks to St Joseph's Parish, Nambour for allowing permission to use this information.)