Keeping Families Safe Program (Peninsula Health)

  1. About this service

    KFS program provides assistance to families where an adolescent uses violence in the home. Focus is on safety and respectful behavior, we support the adolescent’s understanding of their emotions, and build skills to better manage conflict and effective communication; also provide new parenting approaches to support improved relationships.

    Keeping Families Safe (KFS) program also provides an online parent group. The group runs for six weeks. Participants do not need to be clients of our case management service to partake in the online group. KFS clinicians use a trauma informed lens and provide a non-blaming, family dynamic approach to adolescent family violence. Topics covered include: Family violence vs adolescent family violence; Family relationships; Understanding anger; Effective communication; Adolescent development; and Self-care. Contact KFS workers directly or email for further information and to make referrals.

      • Service name

        Keeping Families Safe Program (Peninsula Health)

      • Service address

        Frankston Community Health 17 Yuille Street Frankston 3199
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      • Phone

        1300 665 781

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service hours

        , Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm

      • Age group

        12 - 18 years

      • Eligibility criteria

        Available to parents, carers, family members and young people living in the City of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula Shire. Also available to families in Bayside area who are able to travel to Frankston for appointments, etc.

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      • Costs

        No Costs, -

      • Disability access


      • Outreach

        Available upon special request

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      • Participation length

        As Required

      • Participation type


      • Secondary consult


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  2. Keeping Families Safe Program (Peninsula Health)