Parenting support is a one-to-one appointment, in which a parent can receive individual guidance and support through the understanding that parents are their child’s enduring and most influential teacher. The Deli recognises that families have multiple forms of parenting and tailor an approach alongside the parent to address/discuss:
- Working to provide a safe environment for children and maintain strong connected relationships.
- Increasing parental confidence, capacity, awareness of trauma, child developmental knowledge and positive guidance skills.
- The facilitation of social and community networks to reduce isolation for parents.
- Applying a strengths-based approach which affirms a parent’s abilities and goals which are promoted to achieve positive outcomes for children.
Black Box Parenting Program
A trauma-informed program, specifically developed to address challenges that arise from disruption to family life including but not limited to loss, family breakdown and/or domestic and family violence. The program provides a shift from self-blame and encourage parents to reflect upon their interactions with their children and how to compassionately manage some of the challenges following their experience of domestic and family violence.
- A free, one to one counselling service to support clients who are experiencing or recently experienced domestic and/or family violence, those who have just left a domestic violence relationship or clients experiencing post-separation abuse.
- The counsellors support the clients by using a trauma-informed, person-centred and strengths-based response to unpack domestic and/or family violence with an extensive understanding of the cycle of violence, the intergenerational impact of abuse, and walk alongside the client in rebuilding compassion for their experience and broadening their capacity to safely process their trauma and heal.
- The counsellors utilise a Somatic Experiencing therapeutic approach in tandem with Narrative therapy and follow three stages of trauma recovery as adapted from Herman (1992):
- Safety and Stabilisation: Overcoming Dysregulation – through establishing:
- Coming to Terms with Traumatic Memories
- Integration and Moving On
- DV Counselling sessions vary in frequency and amount as assessed by The Deli team.
Free Family Law Advice
An outreach service led by Legal Aid solicitors to assist in:
- What to do when you separate
- Sorting out where children live, and time spent with other family members
- Informed advice of family law mediation services
- Cases involving children and the Department of Communities and Justice
- Child support matters
- Linking the client to other service