Our Services

The Focus of Our Efforts

Family Support

KEYS to Family Support is a free service for parents and carers living in the Kwinana community with children aged between 0 - 12 years 

Family Support Workers assist with:

  • Home-based, on-site case management for family assistance

  • Developing and enhancing family relationships 

  • Enhancing social and life skills

  • Family support around child behaviour

  • Empowering families to achieve positive life outcomes

  • Information and referral pathways to appropriate services including other KEYS programs

  • Families experiencing domestic violence/ homelessness and financial problems 

  • Transport assistance with prior arrangement 

Counselling

KEYS Counselling is a free service offered to parents/ carers living in Kwinana, with children aged between 0-12 years.

Short term support is available for:

  • Parenting concerns and goal achievement 

  • Ages and stages of understanding child development 

  • Behavioural issues and management 

  • Developing and enhancing family relationships

  • Life skills and social skills

  • Identifying and expressing feelings and thoughts effectively 

  • Increasing self-worth and learning assertive communication

  • Post separation/divorce

  • Information and referrals to appropriate services 

Parents As Teachers

The Parents as Teachers Facilitator offers home visits to Kwinana families that are customised and centred around play based activities focussing on the age and stage of development of each child. The Facilitator assists parents to understand their child's development, whilst connecting them to appropriate resources.

On each visit the Parents as Teachers Facilitator will:

  • Observe the child's development and explain the importance of play, offer information about the play based activity and encourage parents to participate

  • Discuss the challenges facing the family as a whole

  • Talk to parents about family dynamics, their parenting values and core beliefs

  • Help parents build strong protective factors to keep themselves, their child and their family healthy, strong and resilient

  • Link the family to the community and events that may be of interest and value to them

  • Encourage, mentor and support the parents to be the best they can be 

Playgroups

Play is the main way children learn about the world around them. A facilitated playgroup is fun; helps children learn simple routines and enables them to participate in new experiences.
The KEYS staff model positive communication and behaviour skills with the emphasis on children playing to learn.
The playgroups are an opportunity for parents, grandparents and carers to come together to meet new people and connect to their community in a safe, relaxed and non-threatening environment. Playgroups are one of the first and most effective interactions a new family can have with the community that they move into.
We are also a source of other community information which may be useful to families e.g. upcoming parenting workshops, school starting and enrolment dates, local health services, etc.

NAPPY

NAPPY is a Parenting Support Group for young parents and their children. Delivered in collaboration with Ngala (as the lead agency) the project aims to build the confidence and self esteem of young parents by providing opportunities to develop essential life parenting skills; to empower individuals, their families and the whole Rockingham community.
Ngala together with KEYS deliver support programs to provide preventative and intervention strategies to build strong parenting skills and develop a secure attachment and a positive relationship between parent and child to support the holistic development of the children. At present the group runs once a week on a Tuesday during school term at the Ngala Rockingham.
The project aims to link young parents into community networks including formal education and employment services, universal services, community services and to provide warm referral pathways. A KEYS Family Support Worker is in attendance at each group and is able to assist with any additional needs the parents may be experiencing.