Targeted Intervention Service (Stronger Families)
Stronger Families is a Targeted Intervention Service that supports families with children 0-18 years with a range of early child well-being and safety risk factors
We adapt our support to meet individual family’s needs providing assessment, case management, practical and therapeutic in-home support and connection to community. Families working with TIS (Stronger Families) will receive ongoing case management from the allocated Family Intervention Worker and may also receive health assessments and interventions by an allocated Clinical Nurse. The service can provide these supports for up to 12 months.
Stronger Families practice foundations include attachment, child development and trauma informed practice and work within and promote solution based and collaborative approaches.
Our aim is to provide timely, appropriate and culturally sensitive interventions to ensure children’s safety and well-being, increase family resilience, prevent family breakdown and ultimately reduce risk and occurrence of child abuse and neglect
Who: Families experiencing issues including:
• Parenting skills
• Attachment difficulties
• Responding to children’s emotional and behavioural needs
• Parent/child conflict
• Household management and routines
• Social isolation
• Substance misuse
• Abuse and/or neglect
• Impact of trauma
• Grief and loss
• Depression and anxiety (including perinatal)
• Mental health instability
How: Referrals to this Service are made by Department for Child Protection; DECD Children’s Centres; DECD Child Well-Being Practitioners; CaFHS Nurses and other Non-Government Organisations. Referrals can be sent directly to the program managers or via the Referrals email address.
Where: The Service operates within two teams: The Metro/Regional Team delivers the service across Adelaide Metro, Barossa, Riverland, Adelaide Hills. Fleurieu and Murraylands. The Service is also delivered across the Limestone Coast team by a team based at Mt Gambier.
Contact: To contact the Metro/Regional Team: 413 Grange Road, Seaton – 8159 1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Limestone Coast Team: 13 Penola Road, Mount Gambier – 8724 0500 or email@example.com
Referrals may be sent to FORSReferrals@centacare.org.au