Tap into Therapy Hub SA’s Specialist Foster Care Services

8 October 2020

Therapy Hub SA!

Life Without Barriers has a multi-disciplinary therapeutic team, including psychologists, occupational therapists, developmental educators, art therapists and social workers who are all experienced practitioners in working with young people and children with significant and complex support needs who are placed in Specialist Foster Care with Life Without Barriers.

This can include issues related to experiences of trauma and abuse, disability, and mental health issues in children and young people. In addition to the direct work with the young people, our team is also consulted with in regards to decisions regarding carer assessments, matching of carers with young people and ongoing placement support.

Our Services:

Funded through our Specialist Foster Care Program, our services are tailored to the individual needs of each child or young person we work with, helping them to address their needs including, but not limited to:

  • Trauma behaviours

  • Attachment issues

  • Social skills

  • Anxiety

  • Oppositional behaviour

  • Self-esteem and bullying issues

  • Self-harm

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Sexualised behaviours

  • Autism and other developmental disorders

  • Intellectual Disability and learning disorders.

Within this service we offer:

  • Therapeutic intervention

  • Therapy connections (training packages for carers), and

  • Art therapy.

Accessing our Services:

To make a referral to our service please discuss firstly with your manager and the Department of Child Protection case manager around the needs of the child or young person. We only accept referrals with Placement Support Manager endorsement. The completed Referral form should then be forwarded to our Therapeutic Lead.

In addition to the above services, we also offer additional services which may be funded through the young person’s NDIS plan or on a ‘fee for service’ basis, including:

  • Therapeutic assessments

  • Occupational therapist assessment and therapy services, and

  • Behaviour support services.

For further details please click - Therapy Hub SA Information sheet.

To discuss your individual needs, please call Vedrana during office hours on (08) 8415 6928 or email vedrana.kopecki@lwb.org.au .

Become a foster carer

If you’d like to open your heart and home to a child in need, learn more about becoming a foster carer