We are pleased to announce that GriefLine, one of our Catholic Social Services Victoria Member Organisations, has recently received funding for new children and youth counselling programs.
The Children & Youth Counselling program provides a safe space for children/youths who are experiencing loss, grief & trauma as a consequence of issues such as family violence, parental conflicts, bereavement, family illness, bullying, anxiety & school refusal. The sessions are tailor-made to suit the individual children and their interests. Using a family therapy & person centred perspective, activities such as puppetry, painting, crafts, therapeutic board games, play therapy are used to gently encourage them express their emotions, understand their thoughts & feelings and together find ways to manage them. This often includes collaboration with the child/youth’s support network such as family members, school, GPs, psychologists & social workers.