Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling
Children and Young People
In addition to child and family counselling, we offer a range of programs for children and young people, some of which are held in our centres and some in school settings and other outreach locations.
These programs help children, young people and families deal with:
- family separation
- changing families
- grief and loss
- anxiety and shyness
- healthy relationships.
Children First is an educational peer support program for children aged 5 to 13 years who are adjusting to family life after the separation or divorce of their parents. We also provide a support group for parents. Children First works in small groups with a trained facilitator the program provides a variety of creative activities for children and young people to enable them to explore the following themes:
- changes to their family situation
- managing their feelings
- understand that others experience the same feelings
- constructive expression of feelings
- communication and problem solving skills
- that change can be a positive experience too.
Supporting Children after Separation
Our program helps children and young people under 18 in situations where their parents have separated. The program provides:
- one-to-one counselling
- support sessions for brothers and sisters
- group-based sessions
- assistance and support in sharing concerns, thoughts and feelings with parents
- provision of information on separation and other places to go for help or advice.
Any child or young person under the age of 18 whose parents have separated can use this program.
Other family members, i.e. parents, grandparents or carers, who might need support, are referred to services for adults in separated family situations.
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For more than 50 years, we’ve been providing support services to the people of South East Queensland. Whilst we are a Catholic agency, we provide these services to the entire community, regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability. You will find Centacare services in every corner of South East Queensland. With a workforce of more than 3000, including our invaluable volunteers, and operating from more than 200 locations, we provide help and create hope for more than 150 000 people each year. With funding from both the Federal and Queensland governments, we are able to provide quality services to those in need of a range of services including childcare, support services for the aged and people with a disability as well as relationship education, counselling and support. We are grateful to our army of volunteers and donors who enable our non-government funded work in prisons, hospitals, psychiatric pastoral care and Indigenous communities. At Centacare, we want you to feel welcome, supported and treated with respect each and every time you access one of our services. We strive to deliver professional and accountable services whilst empowering our clients to find solutions and achieve their goals.Visit Centacare Brisbane website