Family Intervention & Preservation
The Nurtured Seeds program drives the theory, that all parents are able to make the positive change, that their interaction and engagement is crucial to the well-being of their child and without their investment, change is not possible.
This approach is strengths-based and encourages self-help, empowerment, and investment in the process. The program seeks to teach and mentor rather than support and hold.
A focus is placed on the key strategies for change to occur, embracing the concept of self- awareness and empowerment in developing the skills for calmer and mindful parenting. Parents are mentored, upskilled and educated around what can be achieved by them as a parent in order to keep their child safe or provide a safer environment.
Intervention and Preservation is adaptable to the need of the family in supporting reunification, placement stabilisation, transition planning and implementation as well as Foster and Kinship support.
Placement Support Services
Flourish provide consultation to stabilise residential placements in a bid to prevent breakdown. This comprises of child and team assessment, consulting with child to ensure their voice is captured with their views and wishes incorporated as well as consultation with the team around the child and greater stakeholder group. Flourish practitioners identify both the strengths and barriers to change within the team and adapts training and processes to fit the need. Ongoing group and individual supervision is provided during the implementation stages to ensure consistency in practice.
Other Preservation Services:
- Respite for families and foster carers
- Outreach services
- Transition from care/ to independence
Professional Development, Training & Supervision
All professionals in the child protection realm hold a responsibility to participate on ongoing professional development, inclusive of further education, related workshops, keeping up to date with current literature and engagement in professional forums in a bid to maintain best practice, upholding their knowledge, skills and competence. Flourish offer a wide range of services to professionals including training in areas such as:
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
- Three Pillars of Transforming Care
- Circles of Security
- Trauma & Attachment
- Raising Resilient Kids
- Cultural Awareness
- Sexually Reactive Behaviours
Other training and development opportunities are available in business management, leadership, human services, child-protection and well-being. For a full overview of our professional development services please contact our team for a consultation.
Professional Coaching & Parenting Workshops
Flourish Community Solutions are committed to up-skilling and developing professionals; individuals; and communities. Our commitment to social responsibility is to empower communities and up-skill parents to be the key agents of change in their children's lives.
Our team includes industry professionals, life coaches, and parenting experts, offering workshops and skill development opportunities to parents, carers and young people.
We offer a range of development workshops for families and kids to participate in together, including mindfulness workshops and kids yoga therapy. Our parental workshops focus on evidence based parenting approaches, providing parents and carers with the skills to apply and adapt these to their everyday parenting style. These workshops are delivered by qualified practitioners in schools and community based settings.
Working alongside our industry partners to bring you quality services.
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Flourish has a team of highly skilled professionals, competent in delivering a variety of assessments in children and family services. Our assessments are client focused and have been integrated into many areas of our preservation work in the Nurtured Seeds program to identify barriers to change that may not be overtly present. This allows us to adapt our service to address individual needs contributing to the factors influencing the current situation.
Our available assessments include:
- Foster and Kinship Care Assessments
- Winingay Aboriginal Kinship Assessments
- Parental Capacity & Presenting Risks
- Sibling Placements
- Mental Health assessments
- Drug & Alcohol screening tools
Please contact our team to enquire about further assessments available.
Parent Mentors & Volunteers
Flourish Community Solutions Ltd. invests in developing, educating and guiding a team of volunteer parent mentors. Mentors are carefully matched to parents and play a crucial part in the empowerment process. Mentors are able to guide daily routines, support safe decision making and provide emotional support to parents.
We encourage holistic peer mentoring to develop through our community-led support groups, providing an opportunity to develop networks and friends within their community. Evidence shows that positive behaviour and change is more likely to be sustainable if positive connections and lasting supports are developed.
Parents and Carers can reflect better, share stories, develop a sense of self-worth and build on friendships which otherwise would not be formed.
Contact us to discuss how to become a parent mentor.