Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling

About Us

Family Support Service

The Family Support Advocate (FSA) can provide information, advice, referral and support and advocacy  for young people and their families and in particular:

  • advocate on behalf of individual young people within their families as well as in relation to court and schools, especially suspension and exclusion matters
  • undertake individual and family counselling
  • provide court support for young people and their families in relation to youth justice matters, including writing a report for the court where appropriate
  • work on family relationships and the  young person’s issues within and external to their family (The Three Rs – Rebuild, Relationships, Respect)


The FSA also runs peer support groups for parents and carers with the assistance of a Peer Support Coordinator:  ParenTEEN runs for 6-8 weeks depending on the needs of the group with the opportunity for parents and carers to continue to meet on an ongoing basis to support each other ( ParenTEAM program. For more detail, go to the YAC website.

Quick Facts About The Region

Youth Advocacy Centre is located in the suburb of Petrie Terrace, the ward of Paddington in the council of Brisbane, the state electorate of Mcconnel and the federal electorate of Brisbane.