The Salvation Army
Doorways to Parenting South
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. Additionally we provide individual and therapeutic supervised access as well as reports of parent/child observations in support of reunifying families.
What the service can help with
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
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
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 12
To access the service, clients
Must be engaged in a CSS intervention or at risk of becoming engaged
Cost of service
Set fees apply
Is a referral required?
Referral from CSO or Advice and Referral Line staff
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service