Family InSight works with families with children aged 0-12 years. Our programs are designed to enhance the health, wellbeing and development of children and to support parents to be confident, positive and connected with their communities. Family InSight also works with and supports a comprehensive range of Child and Family Practitioners and Service Providers to promote the development of coordinated evidence based and accessible services to families and young children.
People we provide a service to
Family InSight works across the Hunter Region in Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook and the Upper Hunter Local Government Areas. We also run programs in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie.
The focus of our programs is on supporting positive and confident parenting, early childhood communication and development, and links with other services and supports in the community to help overcome isolation.
For the most part our programs utilise a ‘soft’ early intervention approach building on the existing strengths and skills of the families.
Our Family Worker Program works with children aged 0-12 year olds and their families with a focus on positive parenting, early development and learning support. This is about taking a whole of family approach that gives children a firm basis on which to embrace the learning and opportunities offered at school. Positive Parenting, Stories Alive, Transition to School programs and a range of other parenting programs are offered across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Region. Families may find out about Parenting and Early Years courses and activities through other services, advertising and other promotions, or word of mouth. Our Family Worker Program provides more intensive support to families in their home or in community settings. The focus is on child development, positive parenting and connecting families to community supports. A referral is required for this program.
The Hunter Networks of Practice works with a comprehensive range of Child and Family Practitioners and Service Providers to promote the development of coordinated evidence based and accessible services to families and young children. Hunter Networks of Practice initiatives include: network and practice forums, practice groups, learning and development activities and information sharing through e-communcation and newsletters.
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