How does ASeTTS work with children and their families?

ASeTTS provides a range of family and children’s services, including family counselling and child counselling, groups, and parenting education.

Families seeking support, may benefit from individual counselling for parents, family counselling, and/or individual counselling for children.

ASeTTS provides a range of counselling services as outlined below:

  • Individual trauma counselling (Clinical Services) for adults, adolescents and children aims to reduce trauma related symptoms and enhance psychosocial health and wellbeing.
  • Family and relationship counselling for couples, parents, children and families who suffer family and relationship problems as an impact of experiencing refugee torture and trauma and who have difficulties in accessing “mainstream” family relationship counselling.
  • Psychosocial counselling and support for young people between the age of 12 and 21 who gave been impacted by refugee trauma and are at risk of disconnection from school, work, family or community and/or at risk of homelessness.

How does ASeTTS support new families adjust? 

In addition to counselling, ASeTTS works with new and emerging communities to help families and children adjust to their new life in Western Australia. These includes the following groups, run jointly by ASeTTS and members of new communities:

  • Families in Cultural Transition (FICT) FICT is a series of workshops designed for refugees living in Western Australia. Its aim is to simplify the process of understanding and adjusting to their new environment. Bicultural facilitators are trained to conduct the program in small groups within their own communities.
  • Children in Cultural Transition (CICT) CICT aims to provide further support to upper primary students with refugee background with their transition into mainstream schooling. The program focuses on schooling in WA, discrimination and bullying, families and friendship.

To enquire about the program please contact the program coordinator on 9227 2700