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The aim of the Family Services program is to assist children, youth and families to make positive changes in their lives that support the children's development and growth.  The service is free and available to families that reside in Benalla Rural City with children aged 0 - 18 years.  Families can access the service by directly contacting the Central Hume Child FIRST 1800 705 211 or by someone else making the initial contact on their behalf.

The aim is achieved through flexible delivery of supports by the Family Services Unit, with the backing and support of the entire suite of services provided through the Community Services Department.

The team works alongside families to:
 
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 Strengthen and support the family unit
 Assist families to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children
 Offer strategies and support for managing challenging childhood behaviours
 Assist families organise their time and resources eg budgeting, household management
 Encourage families to adopt healthy lifestyle choices
 Emotional support
 Integrating families with social supports within the community
 Advocacy
 Referrals to appropriate specialist services
 Working collaboratively with all the other supports the family may have in place
 Provide a case coordination service
 Assist families to access kindergarten and schooling
 

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For further information please contact (03) 5761 4500.



 

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