Momentum is a FREE 6-week Group for teenagers who have experienced family violence.
The Healing Circle
The Healing Circle is a 6-week creative art therapy program for women who are recovering from family violence.
Bringing up Great Kids
A FREE parenting program promoting respectful and caring relationships between parents and their children
TheHub 3757 is a FREE early help program offered by Kids First, Whittlesea Community Connections, DPV health, Bubup Wilam and City of Whittlesea.
Circle of Security
A free, group program that helps parents to make sense of what their child is really asking and needing from them.
TheHub 3756 is a FREE early help program offered by Kids First, Wellways, FamilyCare and Mitchell Shire Council.
To Future Me - Program
A digital platform to support consent and healthy behaviours in Australian kids.
The Northern Healing and Recovery Program (NHARP)
A family violence therapeutic program that partners with victim/survivors, children and their families
Access to Early Learning
A new holistic family support for children to attend 3-year-old kindergarten.
All kids deserve a bright future
Programs for Families
The strength of the relationship between children and their parents or caregivers is a predictor of how well children will do in school and in life. Our services are informed by evidence and designed to forge strong family bonds that stand the test of time.
Healing from trauma
Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on family members. We provide specialist individual and family counselling to children, young people and families to help them recover and heal from sexual abuse, family violence and other hurtful experiences.
The Sensory Room at our Heidelberg centre is a way to explore self-care, which includes learning about what you need in those difficult parenting times to self-regulate. What works for you as a parent and what works for your children can be explored in the Sensory Room and developed into your sensory profile.
There’s no shame or judgement, just support, healing and pratical advice to move us all forward.”
Dad of 6 kids
Caring Dads client
Kids First's Intake and Engagement Team
From the outset, our Intake & Engagement team thoroughly assesses each potential clients’ needs. If there are services you require outside of Kids First, then we will advocate on your behalf and make referrals that will save you having to retell your experiences which you may otherwise find traumatic or challenging.
Any questions you have any questions about referrals into a Kids First program or similar service our Intake and Engagement Team are always happy to talk and walk you through your options.
The Orange Door
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
Workers at The Orange Door also know that people continue to be affected by family violence long after the violence stops. If you have experienced family violence in the past and would like help now, contact The Orange Door.
The Orange Door is run in partnership by Kids First Australia, Family Safety Victoria and Victoria State Government.