About Kids In Focus Queensland

Kids in Focus (KIF) Family Support, a program funded through DSS, have been established on the Gold Coast to provide early intervention and assertive outreach support to families with children impacted by substance misuse.

Lives Lived Well leads a collaborative partnership with the Benevolent Society Early Years Centre and Wesley Mission Brisbane. This provides Kids in Focus with specialist wrap-around services for families impacted by problematic substance use. Healthy attachment, resilience and adolescence issues can all be addressed while supporting parents within a dual diagnosis framework.

The intended approach to service delivery is to offer a flexible response to clients on the Gold Coast across multiple services settings including outreach and home visits. It is envisaged that the KIF project will achieve this by providing comprehensive needs assessments to identify areas that the family require support and intensive intervention.

Our service aims:

  • To provide a comprehensive strengths-based and hope-inspired intervention for families-in-need.
  • To provide non-judgmental and specialist Alcohol and Other Drug support for families.
  • To provide assertive outreach to families-in-need to assist, enhance care and to facilitate access to allied community based services.
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Kids in Focus Coordinator/Family Support Worker - Ph: (07) 5535 4302

The Kids in Focus Coordinator is based with Lives Lived Well and provides supervision and clinical support to Kids in Focus staff across the consortium. This involves management of referrals into the service, case conferencing and service promotion.

What does Kids in Focus offer?

  • Provide long-term, integrated & intensive outreach (in-home) support for children, their parents and carers impacted by substance use in the family
  • To reduce the impact on children of problematic substance use by a parent or carer
  • Help support children through engagement in age-appropriate social activities
  • Assist parents develop practical parenting skills and facilitate access to children’s services, such as: childcare, playgroup, parent-child programs
  • Work with families to improve relationships and social support networks
  • Assist parents and/or carers to access information, support and services to overcome substance misuse
  • Provide targeted counselling and intervention to minimise the risk of child abuse and neglect