The Aboriginal Intensive Family Preservation program’s success is based on the following core principles:
Taking part in the program is voluntary, empowering families to accept responsibility for the decision-making process in their lives.
The program recognises, fosters and builds on people’s existing capacities and competencies within their family. It offers a strength-based approach to encourage motivation and achieve long-term change.
A child-centred approach means the focus is targeted on the outcomes for the children.
While the services provided are child-focused, they also seek to support parents and families to further develop their ability to nurture their children. The services also offer flexibility and are tailored to the individual needs of each family.
Integrated Service Delivery
All families who take part in the program can access several different support services in the one place. This promotes efficient service provision, while reducing the complexity of numerous service providers for the family.