Gold Coast Drug Council Inc - PO Box 2655, Burleigh MDC QLD 4220 - Phone: (07) 5535 4302 - Fax: (07) 5576 2512

NEW PROGRAM – KIDS IN FOCUS (KIF)

Kids in Focus (KIF) Family Drug Support, a program funded through FaHCSIA, have been established on the Gold Coast to provide early intervention and assertive outreach support to families with children impacted by substance misuse.

The Gold Coast Drug Council leads a collaborative partnership with the Benevolent Society Early Years Centre and Wesley Mission Brisbane. This provides Kids in Focus with specialist wrap-around services for families impacted by problematic substance use. Healthy attachment, resilience and adolescence issues can all be addressed while supporting parents within a dual diagnosis framework.

The intended approach to service delivery is to offer a flexible response to clients on the Gold Coast across multiple services settings including outreach and home visits. It is envisaged that the KIF project will achieve this by providing comprehensive needs assessments to identify areas that the family require support and intensive intervention.

Kids In Focus link www.kidsinfocusqld.org.au