Department of Communities Tasmania - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service (FVCSS)
Children and Young Persons Program (CHYPP) - North West
The Children and Young Persons’ Program (CHYPP) work with children and young people affected by family violence (aka as domestic violence). To be eligible for a service the parent of children and young people must have been in a family violence incident attended by Tasmania Police and have an associated Family Violence Incident number. CHYPP also work with the non-offending parent and carers of children affected by family violence.
CHYPP Counsellors provide a range of services and supports to address the impacts of family violence, through child/caregiver sessions, one on one counselling, group programs, support for care givers for parenting after violence, and the provision of psychological services.
CHYPP is a statewide service with offices in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport and can provide some limited outreach as well.
Our office hours (North West) are 8.30am - 5:00pm Monday to Friday: For all matters contact 1800 608 122.
What the service can help with
Financial information and/or support
Identity and gender related issues
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
CHYPP use a number of techniques and skills in engaging children to express and resolve their feelings about family violence: some of these are: play therapy, writing activities, games, art and drawing, books, sand play and group work.
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 18
To access the service, clients
To be eligible for a service the parent of the child or young person must have been in a family violence incident attended by Tasmania Police and have an associated Family Violence Incident number
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
Children and young people affected by family violence can be referred to the Family Violence Counselling and Support Service by Safe and Home service providers. Most children and young people will be referred via the Police, the Court Support and Liaison Service, other health professionals, school personnel and the non-offending care-giver. Referrals also come for collegaues for the Adult Program of FVCSS.
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Transportation can be provided
Level 4, Carruthers Building St Johns Avenue New Town,TAS 7008
1800 608 122
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