Children, Adolescents and Families
Foundation House has a family-centred approach to working with children. Counsellors whose area of expertise is working with children, adolescents and families impacted by refugee trauma, are located within direct service teams. With an early intervention approach, the program is located within school settings in order to maximise access and inclusion. Foundation House teams work with students, their families, teachers and school systems in a whole of school approach which brings together specialised counselling and advocacy support, with systemic work, in partnership with schools and educators. Commencing in 2014 the program currently operates in four primary and two secondary schools across Melbourne. Targeted funding for our work in this area has been made possible through the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.