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This program aims to improve young people’s school readiness, the level of parenting support they’re receiving, as well as their engagement, community engagement and access to readily available information. Building Brighter Futures runs in two parts; the youth engagement side is run directly at the school for school-aged children, throughout regular school hours. The early years workshops are open to all parents with children aged 0-5, and these workshops are run in partnership with local organisations at varying locations.
Transitional Housing allows graduates of the rehabilitation programme access to subsidised and fully functional accommodation for up to 3 months. This enables clients to continue receiving support in a controlled and safe environment. Clients in the transitional programme are encouraged to slowly integrate back into the community and into employment. The first 12 months of recovery are vital to recovering addicts and they require a support network to assist them in avoiding relapse.
Centrecare Family Dispute Resolution focuses on children. They also assist couples and families communicate effectively and reach agreements in relation to the needs of children and/or resolve property matters. Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly for children. The Family Law requires parents to attempt to resolve issues related to their children through Family Dispute Resolution (or a similar service) before being able to initiate proceedings in the Family Court.
The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the devastating effects of sexual abuse on children through counselling and support, providing them with strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships in their future.
The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships. It also teaches parents to recognise the symptoms and effects of sexual abuse against children and how to provide support for their child’s healing.
Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:
The Centres programs are committed to supporting young people in the community by assisting with school participation, providing a safe place for young people to ‘hang out’ and by providing a number of activities in order to deter youth crime.
The Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information and partnerships with industry, and also help with job searching and direct links into work. They provide free and independent training information and career guidance to assist you with information on education and training courses, career pathway options and the career planning process. Kalgoorlie Jobs and Skills Centre can help you with:
A free health, lifestyle and engagement program for 13 – 17 year old girls, which addresses key issues girls in that age bracket encounter in daily life (e.g. body image issues, nutrition, peer pressure etc). At the end of this program they do a ‘Heal Pamper Workshop’ where we get a whole range of providers come through and volunteer their time to do the girls’ nails, beauty, massage, hair – the whole works! It’s a celebration day for young girls as well as a chance to gain access to providers in the local community and assisting with obtaining new networking and support options
Centrecare’s Goldfields Youth Support Services aims to develop your social skills and enhance life skills and self-esteem. With increased resiliency you will be better placed to cope with and manage adverse situations in your life, consequently making a positive change for yourself.A youth worker can visit you in your home, school, community or somewhere of your choice, to talk and help you sort things out. It is a free service.
The youth worker can also:
Services are available for people of all ages. Walk ins welcome.
Clinical Programs include;
Referrals: The referred referral method is through your General Practitioner, however there are other referral options:
Aboriginal Mental Health, Older Adult Mental Health, Emergency mental health intervention, Suicide prevention/intervention, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia, acute and persistent, Bipolar affective disorder.
Ellery Brookman offers a comprehensive family law service, including divorce, property and children’s matters, spousal and child maintenance and financial agreements (including pre-nuptial agreements).
The can also provide legal services in:
Bega Garnbirringu Health Service have Aboriginal health workers and practitioners, doctors, midwives and nurses at a Kalgoorlie-based clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The clinic is supported by specialists offering health expertise. These include:
ALSWA is currently the largest community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal organization in Australia. It provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia in accordance with grant conditions imposed by the Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General. Services include:
Criminal Law: ALSWA criminal law staff make sure the criminal courts know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles and tribal punishment.
Family Law: ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Civil Law and Human Rights: ALSWA provides legal advice in a wide range of civil law and human rights matters, including discrimination, compensation for injury, police complaints and wills. ALSWA also assists with enquires about the Stolen Generation and Stolen Wages.
Community Education: ALSWA’s Law and Advocacy Unit is funded to advise Government and mainstream organisations about law and justice issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Western Australia.
Plaza Medical Centre provides services such as:
The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.
Services available to victims of crime include:
The Child Witness Service is a voluntary and free service available to children under 18 years of age who are to give evidence to a court. Trained staff can assist with: