Targeted Intervention Services

What do we do?
Responding to the assessed need of the children, young people and their families in the early stages of their contact with the statutory child protection system, where the risk of unnecessary and preventable placement of children into care are prevalent, and the absence of intervention is likely to result in ongoing and more serious child protection issues.

Main services provided:
- Case work and case management
- Practical and structured in home assistance
- Parenting skills development
- Links to community networks/advocacy and referrals

Key Funding Source
South Australian Government

Who can we help?
Families in contact with the statutory child protection and care system.

Who can you contact?
Email address for Program:
Contact phone number for Program: 08 8633 9025
Current Manager: Kerry Court
Contact name & number for key workers: Kerry 0428 326 516

Where are we based?
Port Augusta
Port Pirie

What areas do we cover?
Far North
Yorke and Mid North

All referrals are received through Department for Child Protection.

More Information

All clients can be linked in to or referred to other community services that are available in their area eg:
- Parenting Groups
- Accommodation and Support Services
- Anti poverty support or financial counseling
- Drug and alcohol support services
- Child and mental health services

Mid North Family Support Program
Useful Links

Department for Child Protection – Protecting children - What is abuse and how to report it

Port Pirie and Southern Flinders Guide - Activities for families

SA Community - Organisations and facilities with region search

NAPCAN preventing child abuse - What role can I play

Domestic violence hurts children too!
Lists the effects Domestic Violence can have on children and how to help.
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Listening to children - Tips on interacting and communicating with children.
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It’s not okay to shake babies!
Highlights the damage that shaking a baby can cause, and provides tips on responding to crying baby.
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Alternatives to smacking - Simple strategies for non-corporal discipline of children.
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Listening to babies - Assists parents to interact with babies.
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Listening to young people - Tips on how to understand and be a good listener to young people.
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Keeping children safe from sexual abuse - Outlines sexual abuse facts, offers tips on how to keep a child safe from sexual abuse & how to react if a child has experienced sexual abuse.
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30 Ways to boost a child’s confidence - Simple strategies to build a child’s self esteem.
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Use words that help not hurt - Outlines the damage caused by negative language and provides tips for positive reinforcement.
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When a child feels sad - Assists parents and carers deal with children experiencing loss/grief/sadness.
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The importance of play - Explains why play is so important in a child’s development and tips for parents on how to play with their child.
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Being a dad - Tips for men to develop effective parenting skills as their child grows.
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NAPCAN Brochures

The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse, without using scary words or mentioning sex.
NSPCC – the Underwear Rule