Family Support

ChildFIRST

ChildFIRST is the first point of contact for families who need some assistance with the day-to-day upbringing of their children. ChildFIRST meets with families to discuss their needs and concerns and then connects them to people and services that can best help them. Contact Uniting Wimmera intake on 1800 195 114.

ChildFIRST Alliance

The ChildFIRST Alliance Worker promotes a multi-agency approach to meeting the needs of vulnerable children by strengthening relationships and partnerships within the Alliance – in particular DHS Child Protection, ChildFIRST and Integrated Family support. To learn more about or to become a part of the ChilFIRST Alliance contact Emma Hynes on 03 5362 4000.

Early Childhood Development

Strengthens the integration, linkages and partnerships between Early Years service providers and ChildFIRST/Family Services to maximise vulnerable children and families’ opportunities in accessing and remaining engaged with universal and secondary early years’ services.

Early Parenting Support

The Early Parenting Support Worker provides support for families who are having a baby and have limited support within their community. The worker can help link them into the services the need pre-birth to ensure that both baby and parent/s feel supported.

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Family Counselling

Family Counselling is available for anyone in a family with children aged under 18 years who are experiencing issues such as family separation, stress, grief and loss, relationship problems, etc.

Integrated Family Services

Integrated Family Services works with families in their home to help them with the challenges of being a parent, such as managing a child’s behaviour, school issues, health concerns, budgeting and housework.

Pre-school Field Officer

The PSFO supports the access and participation of children with developmental concerns and additional needs in four-year-old funded kindergarten, through consultation, resourcing and advising teachers and families.

Pop Up Play

Pop up Play visits remote locations across the Wimmera to provide a space full of fun activities for you and your children to enjoy. Pop Up Play provides and opportunity to connect with other parents in your community to enjoy a cuppa while children play.Pop up Play visits remote locations across the Wimmera to provide a space full of fun activities for you and your children to enjoy. Pop Up Play provides and opportunity to connect with other parents in your community to enjoy a cuppa while children play.

Young Parent Play Group

The young parents play group is for young mums and soon to be mums that are 25 years or younger. It is an opportunity to meet with other young mothers, share parenting tips and be a part of a group that meets your needs. Children can enjoy playing with other children of a similar age with the range of activities on offer.

 

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