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Our PASDS programs support families with children aged from newborn until their 4th birthday, who have contact with Child Protective Services.

We partner with parents and carers...

to build on their strengths and understand their challenges, so that children can thrive in their own homes and communities.

We offer two delivery modes: home-based PASDS and residential PASDS.

The program addresses the parent or carers’ capacity and includes an intensive development component to further develop their skills, knowledge, and capacity.

This work is completed in partnership with the family, a QEC Clinical Coordinator, an Early Parenting Practitioner and a DFFH Child Protection Practitioner (CPP).

Our PASDS programs have the following objectives:

  • Building on parents’ existing strengths, assisting them in identifying their parenting concerns, enhancing their problem-solving skills and implementing appropriate parenting strategies
  • Identifying areas of strength and areas for development on a Child and Family Action Plan, with goals being set throughout the program
  • Building parenting capacity, confidence, skills and knowledge in raising connected, safe, healthy and growing children
  • Providing education and support with age-appropriate play activities that enhance child development
  • Promoting positive and healthy child/parent relationships
  • Promoting safe and responsive caregiving
  • Providing a supportive and caring environment, which allows parents to reflect on their family context and identify relevant influences or factors that may be impacting upon their parenting experiences.

Residential PASDS

Our Residential Program is delivered over 10 days and 9 nights at our Noble Park Residential Unit.

The first 2 days are focused on an initial assessment, care planning with the families and intensive one-to-one teaching and support.

During the following days families participate in a residential group parenting skills development program and one-to-one teaching, including group education sessions.

On the final 2 days, there is a reassessment of the family’s progress, as well as sessions for consolidating learning and future planning.

Home-Based PASDS

This program is available at all of our locations.

The Home-Based PASDS program is delivered for a period of up to 12 weeks, Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.

The program can be delivered using a combination of home and community visits as well as telehealth.