Therapy Services

Counselling and Intervention Service (CIS)

Counselling and Intervention Service

Our Counselling Intervention Service is provided by Psychologists and Social Workers who specialise in working with children and young people who have experienced harm or neglect.  This team are specialists in Trauma, and work with children and their families to help them resolve trauma, and achieve their own goals for their future and wellbeing.

This comprehensive counselling service is for children and young people aged 0-17 years, and their carers/family.  A referral from Child Safety Services is required for this program.  This service is available for children and families within the Townsville and Brisbane region.

How we help

Goals often include:

  • learning protective behaviours
  • addressing traumatic experiences
  • repairing family relationships and supporting reunification.

Our friendly team is able to help all kinds of families, from all kinds of backgrounds, with many different needs.

Referral

A referral from Child Safety Services is required for this program.  Referrals to this program from Child safety require consent to engage from the child/young person and their legal guardian; and that the young person has a stable placement and is not in need of crisis care. For further information about referrals please contact Act for Kids’ Brisbane on (07) 3357 9444 or Act for Kids’ Townsville on (07) 4755 8777.

Our success stories

Dean’s Story

Burned with cigarettes, bitten and sexually abused by multiple adults, physically abused and neglected by his mum, Dean was taken into care at six years old.

Read Dean’s Story

Lacey-Jane’s Story

Neglected and scared, four-and-a-half year old Lacey-Jane began running away from prep school.

Read Lacey-Jane’s Story

Thomas’ Story

At three years old Thomas could barely walk or speak, and his body was covered in scratches.

Read Thomas’ Story

Jessica’s Story

When mum got drunk, Jessica, aged three, would hide for hours in a darkened stairwell to try and avoid being beaten.

Read Jessica’s Story

Luke’s Story

Luke, aged four, was found alone in an empty room at home. He had been horrendously neglected and could barely speak.

Read Luke’s Story

Locations

Services:
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icon Residential
icon Therapy Services
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Referral

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000

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Referral Services

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 07 3850 3200

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