Family violence support services
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Restoring Childhood is part of Berry Street's Take Two therapeutic service. It focuses on supporting children and young people to recover from family violence.
Family violence can affect babies, children, young people and adults in different ways. Professional support can assist them to recover.
Family violence is not one particular experience. It may include different forms of abuse, control and/or violence. Learn more about what family violence is.
Restoring Childhood is an early intervention service focused on the baby, child or young person. Addressing childhood trauma as soon as possible is the best way of reducing its long-term effects.
We provide trauma-informed therapeutic care for victim survivor families.
Where needed we help the child or children and their safe caregiver make sense of the traumatic impacts of family violence on them.
We use a range of clinical approaches to help caregivers understand the child’s experience of the violence, so they can support their children to feel safe again.
The Restoring Childhood program is Rainbow Tick accredited. This means that we have improved our systems and processes so that our workplace culture, practice and service delivery are welcoming, safe and inclusive for all LGBTIQ+ people. All of our team members have completed training to ensure safe and inclusive engagement of and support for LGBTIQ+ service users.
If you’d like some information to explain what Restoring Childhood is to children, have a look at these brochures.
Locations and how to access Restoring Childhood
Restoring Childhood is delivered in the following areas across Victoria:
Central Highlands Family Violence-Creative and Therapeutic Services
The Central Highlands Family Violence - Creative and Therapeutic Services (FV-CaTS) supports babies, children and adolescents, and their caregivers to recover from family violence.
Northern Healing and Recovery Program
Northern Healing and Recovery Program (NHARP) is a therapeutic program that supports child and adult victim survivors recover from family violence.
Mallee Therapeutic Family Violence Service
The Mallee Therapeutic Family Violence Service (MTFVS) supports babies, children and adolescents, and their caregivers to recover from family violence. This free service is for victim survivors living in the local government areas of Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke and Gannawarra.
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