North West Early Therapeutic Support (NESTS)
NESTS provides early therapeutic intervention to ‘hard to engage’, ‘at risk’ families on the verge of Child Protection involvement. The program is aimed at primary caregivers and their children aged 0-5 who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences resulting in insecure attachments between caregiver and child.
The families NESTS work with experience complex issues often stemming from intergenerational trauma. NESTS have found that it is essential to use an eclectic tool box of trauma informed approaches, strategies and interventions which provides an experience of ‘felt safety’ for our families as well as helping them to find their ‘voice’.
What the service can help with
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Social and emotional development
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
0 - 5
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
Strong Families, Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided