Five children and their mum are safe in a new home after being supported by the CQID Family Wellbeing team in Rockhampton.
Domestic violence was threatening the safety of mum and children and they turned to CQID for help.
Family Wellbeing officer Akayla took on the role of primary supporter to identify the needs and goals of the mum and developed a case plan to meet the goals and ensure wellbeing outcomes. Team Leader, Jade and Executive, Tamara supported Akayla with the development and implementation of the case plan and responsiveness to the need for safety planning for all the family.
Safe housing was the number one priority, and Akayla provided direct support by supporting the client’s negotiation with the Department of Housing through the application process, and by ensuring the new home was safe and suitable.
This took a little time and it was important to provide emotional support to the struggling mum, who had become too afraid to send her children to school.
The Family Wellbeing team also had to respond when the client developed an urgent health issue related to the imminent birth of a new babies and provided practical and emotional support through this difficult time.
Through continued liaison, a suitable new home was secured, and the family were assisted with the process of settling in and ensuring the children returned to school. The family also have better capacity for protection and planning against family violence.
This article was provide by CQID.