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Family Services Programs

Our Family Services are for families in Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta Local government Areas. We partner with families everyday to support better outcomes for children.

Family Services can offer:


  • Counselling and support to assist in resolving family conflict and hardship.

  • Social support for parents and children

  • Supported Playgroups to foster and promote positive parent-child interaction, and improve parent/caregiver play skills and connection with their children

  • Information and advice about child development and links to children’s services including kindergartens, child care and playgroups

  • Individual and group-based support, education and skills development to help parents and carers raise happy, healthy kids

  • Assistance for parents getting help from other services such as housing, Centrelink, disability services, adult health services and child health services

  • Support and assistance to families to address the causes and harmful behaviours against children

  • Information and links to other community groups and services as needed. 

  • Appointments can be in your own home, our offices at Oakhurst, or another agreed place.

Our qualified and experienced staff work with families to identify their needs and develop goals to address those needs.

To find out how you can get a referral into one of these groups or for further information on other ways Family Services can help you please


Click here to complete theExternal Agency Referral Form

Family Service Program

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Joining Families Support Services' dedicated Family Services team provides a range of free community-based programs to families who are experiencing hardship. Please note: our services are for families in the Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta local government area. We partner with families everyday to support better outcomes for children.

Therapeutic Trauma


At Joining Families Support Services, we understand that the trauma of sexual abuse has enormous impacts on children, young people and their families and carers and we know that without specialist intervention the impacts of this devastating experience can
be long-lasting.
In recognition of the devastating effects of sexual abuse trauma,   Therapeutic Trauma Program provides specialist therapeutic programs for children, young people, and their families/carers.
Joining Families Support Services works with children and young people under 18 years of age who have been sexually abused; Children under the age of 10 who have displayed problematic sexualised behaviours; and young people between 10 and 17 who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviours

Open Door Support and

Safety Hubs

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The Open-Door Support and Safety Hubs are a new way for

women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence, or families who need assistance with the care

and wellbeing of children, to access the services they need.

The hubs safely connect people directly to services and provide a coordinated response to a range of different needs, including when required a whole-of-family support and holding

perpetrators to account.

Caring Dads

helping Dads do better so children and partners are safer

About Caring Dads
In Australia, there are few services helping men who have used violence that specifically focus on improving parenting practices.
Caring Dads is Australia’s first evidence-based behaviour-change program helping fathers who have used violence to improve their relationship with their children.
Caring Dads supports better parenting practices and a reduction in violence to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children. It seeks to develop fathers’ ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive parenting with the mothers of their children.
The program recognises the importance of making fathers equally accountable for their behaviour and for their children’s wellbeing, a role that is often assigned to women as protectors of their children.
Impact of Caring Dads
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