Take Two

Berry Street's Take Two program is a Victoria-wide therapeutic service helping to address the impact on children of the trauma they have experienced from abuse, neglect or adverse experiences.

At Take Two we see who the child is, not just the behaviour.

How Take Two works

We partner with other services in working with families and caregivers nurturing babies, children and young people. Clinical frameworks, neurobiological research and evidence-informed approaches are used to understand the child’s experience.

Real change can happen when key adults in a child’s life understand what the child needs. Damage done from within relationships can only be healed within relationships, so we work to repair or create new caring relationships in the child’s life.

By respectfully listening and reflecting, we see the child rather than just the behaviours. We help them understand their feelings and see their strengths and hopes for the future.

Children are not to blame for the trauma they are now suffering. All babies, children and young people have the right to feel safe, loved and valued.

Take Two also provides training, research and consultancy.

About the Take Two partnership

Berry Street’s Take Two Program is a partnership with:

We partner with dozens of other community service organisations across the state to deliver our services.

Research and evaluation

Our research partner La Trobe University supports our research and evaluation and provides our research ethics oversight. Read more about how we store and handle personal information in our Privacy Statement. You can also contact us for more information.

More information

To find out more about what we’re working on in Take Two, have a look at our blog and subscribe to our Take Two Relate eNews.

Read more about Take Two’s research reports, resources and FAQs.

Strategic Plan

Read Berry Street’s Take Two Strategic Plan 2020–2022.

Work with us

We recruit staff across Victoria from a range of disciplines including social work and psychology. Find out more information about working with Take Two.

Get in touch

Berry Street Take Two
P: 03 9450 4700
E: taketwo@berrystreet.org.au