How does ASeTTS work with children and their families?
ASeTTS provides a range of family and children’s services, including family counselling and child counselling, groups, and parenting education.
Families seeking support may benefit from individual counselling for parents, family counselling, and/or individual counselling for children.
ASeTTS provides a range of counselling services as outlined below:
- Individual trauma counselling (Clinical Services) for adults, adolescents and children aims to reduce trauma related symptons and enhance psychosocial health and wellbeing.
- Family and relationship counselling for couples, parents, children and family and relationship problems as an impact of experiencing refugee torture and trauma and who have difficulties in accessing ‘mainstream’ family relationship counselling.
- Psychosocial counselling and support for young people between the age of 12 and 21 who have been impacted by refugee trauma and are at risk of disconnection from school, work, family or community and/or at risk of homelessness.
How does ASeTTS support new families to adjust?
In addition to counselling, ASeTTS works with new and emerging communities to help families and children adjust to their new life in Western Australia. These includes the following groups, run jointly by ASeTTS and members of new communities:
Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)
- Provides a series of workshops designed for newly arrived humanitarian entrants living in Western Australia. Its aim is to simplify the process of understanding and adjusting to their new environment. Bi-cultural facilitators are trained to conduct the program in small groups within their own communities.
- Provides support to students with refugee background with their transition into mainstream schooling. The program focuses on schooling in WA, discrimination and bullying, families and friendship.
To enquire about the programs, please contact ASeTTS on (08) 9227 2700 or by email here.