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RFVP Therapeutic Programs Hub

Services for Children

The RFVP Therapeutic Hub is a free resource available to anyone looking for therapeutic services in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. It is designed to help people connect with appropriate supports and brings together the latest information about therapeutic services in our area. All service information is regularly updated and free to download.

Please fill out the form below if you have a service that you would like us to add to the hub.


Pathways to Resilience - Outreach, Assessment & Counselling - Outer East

Organisation: Australian Childhood Foundation

Eligibility Criteria: Children and young people aged 0-18 who have experienced family violence and have links to the Outer East metro area of Melbourne

Length: 6 months

Location: Outreach

Focus: Outreach assessment and counselling, with the child / young person and their parent / family

Contact: Through Uniting Ringwood – pathwaystoresilienceoe@vt.uniting.org or 8870 4040

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: 30 children and young people, age 0 – 18

Numbers: N/A

TRAK Forward - Inner East

Organisation: Alliance – Anglicare, Drummond St, Relationships Matter

Eligibility Criteria: Adults with or without children; & children who reside in or with strong connection to Inner East – who have experienced family violence and moved through crisis and ready for therapeutic support

Length: Various programs

Location: Inner East (local government areas of Monash; Boroondara; Manningham & Whitehorse

Focus: One on one therapeutic work with victim survivors (both adult and children) to recover from the impact of family violence. Therapeutic groups with Doncare and EACH for women, primary school aged children, teens, and parent child groups. Co-design peer support group with Doncare and Lifecare for connection.

Contact: Practitioners can call to discuss or make a referral on 9896 6395 or email trakeast@anglicarevic.org.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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Australian Childhood Foundation - Child Trauma Service - Mitcham

Organisation: Australian Childhood Foundation

Eligibility Criteria: Children and Young people who have experienced sexual abuse, family violence or engage in harmful sexual behaviour. Residing in the Eastern Region.

Length: 12 months approximately

Location: Mitcham

Focus: Assessment and Counselling for children and young people who have experienced trauma as per eligibility and/or engaged in HSB.  Individual, dyadic and family work.

Contact: Self referral or via an organisation. Referral from DFFH for Therapeutic Treatment Orders.

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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Crossway Lifecare - Sunshine Circles

Organisation: Crossway Lifecare

Eligibility Criteria: Families who have been impacted by family violence. Mum and child 5 – 7 years old.

Length: 8 weeks. 

Location: Waratah House

Focus: Based on theraplay principles, the program supports families by:

  • building attachment
  • fostering a sense of belonging
  • increasing self esteem and ability to trust
  • developing emotional regulation skills
  • having fun together

Contact: Call 9886 3899 or email FVPrograms@crosswaylifecare.org.au

Funded: Free

Childcare Provided:

Numbers: –

Doncare - S.T.A.R. Kids - Doncaster

Organisation: Doncare and Anglicare TRAK forward

Eligibility Criteria: Children in Grade 4, 5 & 6 who have experienced or witnessed family violence

Length: 6 weekly 2 hour sessions during school terms

Location: Doncaster

Focus: Art therapy and relaxation in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Contact: Anglicare TRAK Forward Intake on 9896 6395
or email trakeast@anglicarevic.org.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: 

Numbers: 10

Doncare - Child & Youth Counselling - Doncaster

Organisation: Doncare

Eligibility Criteria: Children and Young people 6-18 years old. Prefernce given to Manningham residents

Length: Sessions are not limited. No need for GP Mental Health plan.

Location: Doncaster

Focus: No focus. Needs to be low risk & we do not do assessments or reports for court

Contact: Doncare Intake 9856 1500

Funded: Partially. $45 full fee & $25 HCC.

Childcare Provided:  N/A

Numbers: N/A

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Pathways to Resilience - Tailored 1:1 Therapeutic Support - Outer East

Organisation: Uniting

Eligibility Criteria: Children and young people whom are victim survivors of family violence

Length: 6 months

Location: Outer East (local government areas of Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges)

Focus: Tailored 1:1 therapeutic program and group for primary school aged children, Cool Kids. (This is not case management)

Contact: Practitioners are advised to call or email to discuss appropriateness of referral. Phone 8870 4040 or email pathwaystoresilienceoe@vt.uniting.org

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided:  N/A

Numbers: N/A

EACH & Anglicare - Create Together - Box Hill

Organisation: EACH and Anglicare

Eligibility Criteria: Parent and child who experienced family violence and now working on recovery

Length: 6 sessions – school term. Runs twice per year

Location: Box Hill

Focus: Creative art thearpy group for parents and children to attend together to enhance attachment and have fun

Contact: Pratitioners can call to discuss or make a referral on 9896 6395 or email trakeast@anglicarevic.org.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

EACH - Youth and Family Counselling

Organisation: EACH

Eligibility Criteria: Whitehorse: 0 – 24 years old with parent support

Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges: 12 – 18 years old with parent support

Length:

Location: Eastern Metro Region

Focus: Counselling support for mild to moderate needs that relate to mental health, managing relationships, self-esteem and parenting support.

Contact: Call EACH 1300 003 224 

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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EACH & Anglicare - Family Yoga - Box Hill

Organisation: EACH and Anglicare

Eligibility Criteria: Women and Children (aged 4-8) recovering from Family violence

Length: 6 weekly sessions for one hour

Location: Box Hill

Focus: This Trauma informed course will help strengthen the bond between you and your children whilst having fun. Expect games, yoga poses and relaxation activities.

Contact: Pratitioners can call to discuss or make a referral on 9896 6395 or email trakeast@anglicarevic.org.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: 8 families

Mainly Music or Mainly Play - Eastern Melbourne

Organisation: Mainly Music

Eligibility Criteria: Babies to pre-schoolers and parents

Length: Weekly 30 minutes sessions

Location: Mulitple locations in Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne

Focus: Various programs available – music focus and play focus. An interactive 30 minutes structured session.

Contact: Visit website and enter postcode to find available programs near you.

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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ECASA - Individual counselling - Ringwood East

Organisation: Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault – ECASA

Eligibility Criteria: Ages 4+ who have experienced sexual assault either recently or in the past

Length: Short to medium term

Location: Ringwood East

Focus: Provides confidential counselling and support. The service is also available to non-offending family members, partners and friends.

Contact: Call ECASA 9870 7730

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Centre - Aboriginal Children and youth counsellors - Face to face/outreach

Organisation: Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Centre – in partnership with ACF

Eligibility Criteria: Aboriginal children and youth

Length: Individualised

Location: Face to face/outreach

Focus:   1:1 trauma informed counselling with cultural lens.

Contact: For information/capacity/referrals form contact intakebwahs@bwahs.com.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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Family Access Network - One on One Therapeutic Engagement for Children & Young People identifying as LGBTIQA+ - Box Hill

Organisation: Family Access Network & Alliance – Pathways to Resilience

Eligibility Criteria: Young people aged who have experienced family violence and identify as LGBTIQA+ and have links to the Outer East metro area of Melbourne

Length: Varied – as needed

Location: Box Hill

Focus: 1:1 therapeutic engagement

Contact: Through Uniting Ringwood – pathwaystoresilienceoe@vt.uniting.org or 8870 4040

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Centre - Aboriginal Children and youth counsellors - Face to face/outreach

Organisation: Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Centre – in partnership with ACF

Eligibility Criteria: Aboriginal children and youth

Length: Individualised

Location: Face to face/outreach

Focus:   1:1 trauma informed counselling with cultural lens.

Contact: For information/capacity/referrals form contact intakebwahs@bwahs.com.au

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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VACCA - Youth Group

Organisation: VACCA

Eligibility Criteria: Aboriginal Youth 0-5years; 6-18 years

Length: Fortnightly

Location:

Focus: Provides a Culturally safe space for our Youth to participate with others that they have things in common with. It offers Culturally sensitive, educational and life skill Activities and supports to the following age groups.

Contact: Professional or self-referral. Contact Hannah Edwards hannahe@vacca.org

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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Better Place Australia - Supporting Children After Separation (SCASP)

Organisation: Better Place Australia

Eligibility Criteria: Children and young people aged between 5-18 from separated or separating families who are experiencing issues with difficult family relationships.

Length: 8-10 individual sessions with a counsellor to work on the clients goals to improve and strengthen their relationships.

Location: Various locations and online where appropriate.

Focus: Supporting children and young people experiencing issues with difficult family relationships.

Contact: Professional or self-referral. Contact the intake team on 1800 639 523.

Funded: Yes

Childcare Provided: N/A

Numbers: N/A

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