Prioritise funding for therapeutic interventions and counselling for children and young people

Recommendation 023


Who is leading the change

Family Safety Victoria

The Victorian Government give priority to funding therapeutic interventions and counselling— including age-appropriate group work—for children and young people who are victims of family violence. In particular:

  • the Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service (or a program with similar features) should be extended beyond four service areas to be available statewide and be available to specialist family violence services
  • eligibility for the Take Two program and similar intensive therapeutic programs should be introduced for children and young people affected by trauma associated with family violence who are not in the statutory child protection system