Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare is an evidenced-based Family Therapy program designed for families where a risk of significant harm report exists in relation to a family member and has been shown to reduce this risk and promote better outcomes for families with complex needs. FFT-CW progresses through distinct phases to accomplish specific goals: Engagement/Motivation – includes a robust family assessment and changing the meaning of those relational patterns which have contributed toward a history of risk and harm Behaviour Change – teaching new relationship skills tailored to the referral needs of each family and using the unique strengths and protective factors of the family system Generalisation – applying the skills learnt to new and different contexts, developing relapse prevention plans, and connecting with other services/resources to support the ongoing progress.
NCNS also provides early childhood services such as playgroups, community support such as young pregancy groups, youth groups, Aboriginal Health Services (Closing the Gap) and other cultural groups, breakfast club in Cranebrook
Publicly available mental health information and self-help resources.
Self-help resources and low intensity interventions, including digital mental health, group and peer supports.
A mix of self-help resources, including digital mental health and low intensity interventions. Also psychological services for individuals who require them.
High intensity services including periods of intensive intervention that may involve multidisciplinary support. Where issues may be persistent or episodic without a high level of risk, complexity or disability.
Intensive team-based specialist assessment and intervention (typically state/territory mental health services) with involvement from a range of different mental health professionals including case managers, psychiatrists, allied health workers, and GPs. Includes a high level of risk, disability or complexity.