Between children and their families.
Continuum Consulting Australia Pty. Ltd. is focused on providing a high-quality service and ethical practice across Australia. Let us work with you to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people.
We work with statutory and non-government practitioners to provide professional and timely assessments, family group conferencing, consultations, supervision and training to benefit children and young people in the continuum of the child protection system.
Continuum Consulting work with the caseworker and families to get the best outcomes for children, providing an independent yet collaborative reports to aid in effective decision-making. We use assessment frameworks based on a systems theory model, which is consistent with holistic models used by Family and Community Services.
Each of the staff at Continuum Consulting are part of a broader network of like-minded practitioners where we pride ourselves on ethical practice and continued learning.
Our pricing structure is very competitive within the current market. For Family and Community Services staff, we are listed as a Preferred Service Provider.
“We pride ourselves on our professionalism,
integrity and quality service delivery for children in
the child protection system. It is what they
deserve, isn’t it?” – Danielle Draper
Continuum Consulting Australia provides quality, timely and child-centred assessments. Some of the types of assessments include:
– Foster care assessments
– Relative kinship carer assessments
– Carer and placement reviews
– Restoration viability assessments
– Parenting capacity assessments
– Guardianship assessments
– Adoption assessments and court reports
Continuum Consulting staff use assessment frameworks based on a systems theory model, which is consistent with holistic models used by Australian Government Departments and overseas models.
Continuum Consulting is a service involving a community of practitioners who have experience specifically within the child protection system. Our backgrounds include work within Family and Community Services, non-government organisations, the Children’s Court Clinic, the Office of the Children’s Guardian and the New South Wales Ombudsman. Our experience together provides a diverse yet strong knowledge base within the field and a supportive work environment.
Each of our staff and consultants are trained in social work or have multiple qualifications including psychology, child and adolescent welfare and counselling.
Quotes can be arranged through firstname.lastname@example.org by providing a family name, suburb location of the assessment and the type of assessment required. Our administration will provide you with a referral form to complete whilst approval is being sought.
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Our practitioners are trained in EMDR (Eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing), Theraplay ® and TF-CBT (Trauma informed cognitive behaviour therapy) to meet a range of therapeutic needs of our clients. Each framework is an evidence-based framework and is endorsed by leading practitioners in the field of developmental trauma.
We see children and adults for therapeutic work in addition to families and couples working on improving their relationships. Our modalities help our clients to get more control over their emotions and work toward resolving traumatic memories and feelings, impacting on their day to day lives. Working with children and caregivers together can assist in developing security within the relationship and increasing emotional regulation.
At Continuum we are registered for Medicare services under a mental health care plan, so you can see your general practitioner and get a referral today.
Training & Professional Development
Child protection training – Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd has a team of trained facilitators who provide both tailored packages and mandatory training in child protection for both Government and non-government organisations.
Trauma informed practice – The Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd facilitators develop and facilitate training for schools, child care and other organisations in trauma informed practice and how workers can learn to observe trauma behaviour and respond to this in a way that will assist in supporting children and their families, whilst creating behaviour change.
Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd has an accredited facilitator for the program ‘Bringing up Great Kids’. This program is a parenting course designed for parents or carers with children who have experienced trauma, it promotes regulation and co-regulation whilst providing a reflective space for parents and care-givers to reflect on how their own parenting experience impacts on the way they parent.
Professional Supervision – Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd has a team of practitioners that are trained in providing profession supervision under contemporary models and frameworks. Our supervisors meet the standards for the Australian Association of Social Workers with appropriate qualifications and insurances. Supervision can be delivered under an individual model or in groups/ teams.
Professional Practice Notes
Topic 1 – Timeliness at Facilitated Family Visits
Topic 2 – Making a Difference
Topic 3 – Physical Restraint of Children
Continuum Consulting Australia offers a range of consultancy services in a timely manner whilst our team works diligently to analyse and improve case management systems. With years of industry experience, our staff are familiar and knowledgeable in child protection, standards, current legalisation and best practice.
a. Consultation and Program Review – At Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd, we pride ourselves on our professional expertise and knowledge. A key component of our work is our consultancy work. Through this, we endeavour to assist both Government and Non-government organisations to resolve or improve particular components of their core service delivery whilst acting as an educator, a catalyst for change, a resource and a facilitator.
b. Policy writing – Continuum Consulting Australia is able to assist in the formation of new policies or review existing policies so they adhere to current legislation, industry standards or organisational frameworks and practice. Our expert policy writers are able to assist organisations to ensure their policies are concise, consistent and provide continuity. Policies written ensure for effective decision making and are accessible to all personnel which in turn reduce the potential for conflict or misunderstanding. Our policy writers are familiar with other states and territories child protection legislation and frameworks and are able to develop policies relevant to each state and territory.
Family Group Conferencing
Continuum Consulting Australia Pty Ltd has trained family Group Conference Facilitators.
We are also able to offer Family Group Conferencing venues in both Wollongong and Penrith. The rooms are spacious and well resourced. There are break out rooms for families to gather, independent of the main meeting space.
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