Family Support

CentacareCQ assists families, children, parents and individuals to gain knowledge, skills and resources to enhance their wellbeing and create a safe and caring family environment through family counselling.

The purpose of this program is to support vulnerable children, young people (unborn to 18) and their families to improve their safety and wellbeing, and to preserve the family unit.

CentacareCQ values and supports families as the primary place of nurturing for children and adults.

This program aims to:

  • Develop parent knowledge and skills to care for and nurture their children
  • Manage and resolve complex family issues and improve family resilience
  • Access a range of services that can provide helpful resources for families
  • Offer family counselling to improve family relationships

Family Support Services

Our aim is to respond to the needs of children, young people and their families. This includes single and two parent families, kinship carers, guardians and extended family members with children 0 -18 years living in the same house.

Sessions last approximately one hour. The number of sessions will depend on your needs, and they will proceed at your pace.

Services can help:

  • Parenting skills and strategies
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Planning and managing a budget
  • Communication skills
  • Grief and loss
  • Problem solving skills
  • Household task planning

Making an Appointment

To book an appointment, or for more information, call CentacareCQ on 1300 523 985.

This service is free to eligible families. Please discuss your eligibility with us.

Family Support Services are offered in:

  • Childers
  • Gin Gin
  • Emerald
  • Rockhampton
  • Yeppoon

CentacareCQ’s Family Support Services are funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

CentacareCQ actively encourages Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and Australian South Sea Island people and people from other cultural and ethnic backgrounds to access our services.

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