The purpose of Reunification is to optimise a safe and timely return home for children by strengthening family’s skills to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all.

The Reunification Service will work with families to:

  • Establish priorities and set goals for the family.
  • Help parents to develop positive views of their ability to parent.
  • Help parents to develop skills to manage emotions when under pressure.
  • Help parents to understand the health, hygiene and nutrition needs of their children.
  • Improve the parents’ connection with their child/ren and encourage good behavior.
  • Help parents to manage their child’s difficult behavior.
  • Manage substance use problems.
  • Extend social supports.
  • Teach practical life skills, including budgeting, nutrition, health care and obtaining housing.

Reunification Service Goals

  • To promote the safety and wellbeing of children and their families.
  • Maintain permanency for children.
  • Empower families to achieve or sustain independence and self-sufficiency.

Who can access this service?

All families are referred to the program through Department of Child Protection.