Youth Services

What services does The Family Centre provide for children and young people?

The Family Centre provides services to assist young people to improve life and relationship skills supporting their peer, family schooling and dating relationships and increasing their access to community and health services.

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12 - 17 who live in the Tweed Shire.

How do we support children and young people?

Young people can access a Youth and Family Worker where strengths and needs are identified during an initial assessment.

We then assist the young person to develop goals that indicate how they would like things to be. Once goals are determined we negotiate a support plan with the young person, outlining how we can assist them to achieve their goals.

The support plan guides and provides a focus for our work with the young person.

Our education courses and workshops focus on relationship education and life skills - areas covered include communication, managing conflict and negotiation, self-awareness, self-esteem, managing anger, healthy relationships, sexuality, family and peer relationships, decision making and goal setting.

We also provide information and referral for young people who have participated in our courses or have been referred by schools, parents, other services and young people themselves.

Where

In school programs for young people are delivered in local primary and high schools.

When

Courses and workshops are run regularly throughout the year.

For further information contact us on: (07) 5524 8711