The Family Program supports adults with alcohol and other drug dependencies and accompanying children with rehabilitative care within a residential therapeutic community setting for up to 12 months.
About the Program The Family Program offers treatment for the whole family, providing the opportunity for young children to reside with their parents while they are undertaking the Program. During the day, parent/s will participate in all facets of the Karralika Therapeutic Community while the children participate in an early childhood development program either through full-time daycare or school and after-school care and holiday programs. In the evenings and weekends the families spend time together to develop and strengthen positive parent/child/family relationships. Unlike the Adult Program, each family unit in the Family Program plan and prepare their own meals and spend time together on routine daily activities such as homework, bathing and bedtime stories. Families are supported by a Social Worker and team of Family Case Workers and have access to counselling and other support services. Targeted interventions including play therapies, play group and parenting are included in the program.
Family Support Substance use not only impacts on the individual but can have long lasting effects on the family. In addition to supporting families participating in our Family Program, our staff team also support the families whose loved one is participating in one of our other Programs. Our staff can provide opportunities and supports to improve family relationships, build supportive, practical and effective communications between family members or just provide information about alcohol and drug addiction. Support for access visits is also available and can help start the process that could lead to family restoration.