Let’s collaborate.

STRIDE is the strategic, innovation, design and evaluation team within Life Without Barriers, with the primary goal to improve the experiences and outcomes for children, young people and families.

Our team was created to share our experience, learnings and knowledge and to partner with agencies who choose to adopt the models we offer. We can help external agencies select the right programs for them – those that will best support the children and families their organisation provides services to. We strive to build awareness of our evidence informed approaches, what services we offer, and our growing partnerships with universities and researchers.

I’m really enjoying it. We were in crisis before we met Ben and although only at week four, there is already a difference. He is a great fit for our family.
Life Without Barriers’ Multisystemic Therapy participant.

Our programs

Life Without Barriers’ implements the following models internally and holds the licences to replicate these models with other agencies.

CARE Model

CARE Model

We are committed to ensuring carers and staff support children in a way that creates conditions for positive change.

Developed by the Residential Child Care Project, Bronfenbrenner Centre for Translational Research, Cornell University, Life Without Barriers is now the partner agency for CARE implementation in Australia.

Youth Advocate Program (YAP)

Youth Advocate Program (YAP)

Connecting young people with a mentor during their transition from residential care or away from involvement with youth justice.

The Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) and Life Without Barriers have partnered together to provide safe, economical and effective community‐based alternatives to compulsory placement for troubled young people.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Family driven treatment for young people with challenging, anti-social and related behaviours.

MST is delivered through a partnership arrangement with MST Services, which is licensed by the Medical University of South Carolina to disseminate MST with clinical fidelity. Life Without Barries is the Australasian Network Partner for MST and MST Prevention across Australia and New Zealand.



Connecting carers, children and families in a community.

Life Without Barriers is partnering with The Mockingbird Society to implement MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ in Australia.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to one of our team about any of the practice approaches, programs and training that we offer, email us at

Our work

Our partners

For Coronavirus related enquiries: 1800 313 117