Supervised Family Visiting

Observed and Assessed Family Visiting Service 

Unique Minds offers a unique, research informed and multimodal approach to supervised family contact or visiting, which we refer to as our Observed and Assessed Family Visiting Service.

At Unique Minds we have identified the importance of  offering a practical bonding model as a tiered approach to support the case plan goals of reunification of children who are deemed to be at risk and are removed from their family of origin. Each parent-child unit will be engaged in a Dyadic Interactive Assessment, which blends elements of risk assessment, play therapy and parental bonding to support the skill development required to achieve stability and permanency for children who are safety planned out of the home or engaged in the reunification process. 

Tiered responses to support reunifying families using Dyadic Interactive Assessments

Tier 1 Basic       Cost: $166 p/hr

  • Unique Minds venue provided.
  • Parent attends Centre
  • Child dropped to Centre
  • Supervisor provided to observe parent-child interactions.
  • 1 page report provided to CSO

Tier 2 Bronze        Cost: $220 p/hr

  • Unique Minds venue provided.
  • Parent attends Centre
  • Child dropped to Centre
  • Conceptual model of parental bonding & outcome measuring involvement, commitment, attachment is utilised and reported on (monthly).
  • Afternoon tea provided.
  • Supervisor present
  • 2-page report provided to CSO

  Tier 3 Silver   Cost: $280 p/hr

  • Unique Minds venue provided.
  • Parent attends Centre
  • Child dropped to Centre
  • Conceptual model of parental bonding & outcome relationship measuring involvement, commitment, attachment is utilised and reported on (monthly).
  • De-briefing session with parent (1 hour) provided post contact.
  • Additional 1 hour per week of Specified program eg. Bringing up great kids, Trauma informed parenting, Zones of Regulation etc
  • Activities facilitated between parent-child throughout contact session (Cooking, art/craft/sport)
  • 3-page report provided to CSO

Consistent, Integrated Assessments, Services & Resources

Our main focus is to provide professionals and families with the tools to facilitate change in a safe and trauma-qualified way.

Assessments

Unique Minds conducts comprehensive assessments which combine a broad scope of validated therapeutic & assessment tools to provide detailed reports.

Therapeutic Interventions

Join Lizy and Archie for Therapy Dog assisted attachment based Play Therapy, Counselling Narrative Therapy, Story Book Work, Parental Education and counselling support.

Training & Consultancy

A range of evidence-based, multimodal social & family services to support individuals and families who have experienced trauma.