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The Adolescent Family Violence Program

The Adolescent Family Violence Program (AFVP) aims to reduce family violence and increase the safety of all family members by working with young people who are using violence in the home, and their families.

A therapeutic case manager works with the young person and their family using individual and group therapeutic approaches and skill development, to promote change.  Case management support is also provided to the family around the referred young person.

Accessing the service

The Adolescent Family Violence Program works with young people aged 12-17 years living at home, in the Brimbank / Melton and Western Melbourne catchments.

The service is aimed towards young people who are using violence in the home with increasing frequency and severity, resulting in the young person being at increased risk of homelessness, drug and/or alcohol misuse, youth justice involvement, disengagement from education and/ or mental health vulnerabilities.

The young person’s willingness to participate is essential.

We encourage self-referrals from parents or carers experiencing violence from an adolescent in their household, as well as accepting referrals from professional services working with families facing the same.

You can contact AFVP.Intake@baptcare.org.au or Ph 03 9373 3860 to request a copy of our referral document or speak to a member of the Adolescent Family Violence Program team during business hours, Monday to Friday 9am through to 5pm.

What to expect from AFVP

The Adolescent Family Violence Program may work with a family for only a couple of sessions or for 6 months. A therapeutic case manager will meet with the family in their home or at an agreed space in the community for approximately 2 hours per fortnight and develop a case plan with the young person and their family to direct the intervention.

The AFVP can also work with young people in a group context, to promote change, depending on availability while also works with the young person’s family, providing skill development and supporting the development of sustainable change.

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