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Doorways to Parenting Burnie

Doorways to Parenting is a holistic, family-focused program that seeks to provide early intervention supports to parents with CSS involvement, and family reunification support through therapeutic group programs and case management services. We provide advocacy with Child Safety Services and a suit of evidence based parent education programs; 123 Magic, Circle of Security and Bringing up Great Kids as well as the 10 week psycho-educational Family Reunification program (SPARK).

Through our program model we work collaboratively with parents and Child Safety Services from a child focused perspective, and provide therapeutic interventions as well as a Supervised Access playgroup in support of strengthening families, including those reunifying. This approach can increase parent /child access hours for families and provides a safe space to grow healthy relationships whilst providing mentoring and feedback to parents and observational reports to Child Safety Services.  Additionally we provide individual and therapeutic supervised access and reports of parent/child observations in support of reunifying families.

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Cultural support
Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Problematic sexualised behaviours
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 13

To access the service, clients

Must live in Burnie City
Must have CSS intervention or at risk of.

Cost of service

Mixture of free and fee-paying

Initial sessions or some services are free

Is a referral required?

From CSS or Advice and Referral

Regions covered

North West

Contact Details

103 Wilson St. BURNIE 7320

03 6430 4155

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity