OUR SERVICE PROVISION
Junaya Family Development Services is a community based organisation offering Early Intervention Services and support for families with children between the ages of 0-18 years old.
In addition, JFDS runs a specialised project to support families, parents or carers with children between the ages of 0-18 years old, who are experiencing learning difficulties and / or challenging behaviours.
We run family development groups for the broader Western Sydney area. These programs provide empowering, effective and potentially transforming strategies, training and resources to enable families to make positive and lasting change in their lives.
JFDS is both an independent non government organisation (NGO) and a not for profit organisation.
Funded by Family & Community Servies, this program endeavours to deliver a broader range of less intensive early intervention services in order to support and meet the needs of:
JFDS's EIPP assistance time frame for short to medium term work is approximately 12 weeks.
There are two streams of work being: Child and family support for famiies with children aged 0-12 years old and; 12-18 years old.
EIPP Services Include:
EIPP Learning Difficulties / Disability Stream is provided through the EIPP Program to work alongside parents/carers who have children 0-18 years old experiencing learning difficulties / disabilities. The main goal is to improve their life opportunities and overall well-being.
Some examples of this program's unique service provision to families are:
CASE WORK REQUIREMENTS
We provide FREE Programs and Workshops groups:
Groups for Parent and Carers
1-2-3-MAGIC & EMOTION COACHING program
This 4-week course explores strategies in managing difficult behaviours in children 2-12 years old. The program is designed to provide parents with the skills to support themselves to understand children's abilities, to look at common problems parents face and how to change behaviour parrers whilst strengthening relationships.
CARING FOR KIDS with ADHD WORKSHOP
This workshop is an intensive 7 week program for Mums, Dads and Carers who are interested in learning new skills and strategies whilst caring for kids with ADHD and associated behaviours. Comprehensive Sessions include 'Reward Systems', 'Parental Burnout', 'Grief & Loss Issues', 'Liaising with your child's School' and 'Time Out'. During the group sessions parents normalise behaviours, brainstorm problems, share ideas and develop a planned approach to parenting.
For Mums, Dads & Carers of adolescents 12 years+. This 4 week program aims to identify common ground with your adolescent and to explore certain skills in order to build both positive communication and relationships. 5 main areas:
Reasonable parental expectations of teengager | Distinguishing between normal & 'crossing the line' behaviours | Behaviour management by parents| Tough conversation as an intervention | Promoting teenage self-control.
TRIPLE P (POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM)
The Positive Parenting Program is a multi-level system of family intervention for parents of children aged 2-12 years old who have or are at risk of developing behavioural problems. It is a prevention oriented program which aims to promote: positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and; to help parents develop effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood behavioural problems and common developmental issues.
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
A 14-hour MHFA program running over 4 weekly sessions is developed for parents and carers of adolescents 12 years old +. It teaches how to provide initial support to adolescents who are developing a mental illness or are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Groups for Kids & Adolescents
STOP THINK, DO (Parenting and Social Skills)
This is an eight week social skills training group run for children aged 8-12 years old and aims to develop emotional intelligence and social skills in children that will improve their relationships with people in their lives and enable them to make and keep friends. Through consultation with an Education Consultant, JFDS adapted training material to assist in meeting the needs of children with learning differences.
Love Bites is an educational program that focuses on the development of respectful relationships and violence prevention for 14-16 year olds. It aims to break inter-generational cycles of domestic and family violence, and the increasing rates of sexual assault, by supporting young people to develop respectful relationships. Young people develop the skills to identify what a safe, equal and healthy relationship is, develop conflict resolution and problem solving skills as well as finding support servies in their community if they need help.
R.A.G.E (Re-navigating Anger and Guilty Emotions)
RAGE is a six week Anger Management workshop for young people aged between 12-18 years old. RAGE is a strength -based solution focused program that is hands on, practical and fun for all young people. The key topics discussed in the 2 hour sessions are:
The Many faces of Anger | The 4 T's of Anger | Healthy Expression of Anger | Getting Through the Guilt of Anger | Relaxation | Exercise & Diet. The final week is a Summary of the 5 weeks plus Evaluations and Rewards.
Community Support Groups for Parent and Carers
AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP
Parents and Carers meet once a month to discuss their shared experiences and support each other through difficult times. Anyone who has a child with autism can join this group.
The Autism Community Support Group is provided in Partnership with Autism Community Network (ACN) and JFDS. The group meets from 10am-12noon in the in the first week of every month. Support groups are open to Parents/Carers of children/young people with High Functioning Autism. (See Timetable)
Monthly meetings provide a place for participants to gather and discuss issues, share information about local services, events and resources and also listen to guest speakers on occasion. In addition, the group provides a space where families and carers can: identify what is needed for their family unit in the local community; and to then plan how to have those needs met. Most importantly the groups provide the space to meet new people and build support networks with people who understand the realities of life on the spectrum. People who get it!
© last updated 25 Sept 2016