Targeted Intervention Services
What do we do?
Responding to the assessed need of the children, young people and their families in the early stages of their contact with the statutory child protection system, where the risk of unnecessary and preventable placement of children into care are prevalent, and the absence of intervention is likely to result in ongoing and more serious child protection issues.
Main services provided:
- Case work and case management
- Practical and structured in home assistance
- Parenting skills development
- Links to community networks/advocacy and referrals
Key Funding Source
South Australian Government
Who can we help?
Families in contact with the statutory child protection and care system.
Who can you contact?
Email address for Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone number for Program: 08 8633 9025
Current Manager: Kerry Court
Contact name & number for key workers: Kerry 0428 326 516
Where are we based?
What areas do we cover?
Yorke and Mid North
All referrals are received through Department for Child Protection.
All clients can be linked in to or referred to other community services that are available in their area eg:
- Parenting Groups
- Accommodation and Support Services
- Anti poverty support or financial counseling
- Drug and alcohol support services
- Child and mental health services
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