FACS is purchasing Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN), and Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW).
An Expression of Interest (EOI) opened on 25 November 2016 and closes 23 December 2016. This EOI invites service providers to express interest in operating the new family preservation and restoration models.
The models will be implemented with the support of an international intermediary and thorough training and coaching will be undertaken as part of the model implementation.
FACS is committed to ensuring 50% of MST-CAN and FFT-CW places are provided to Aboriginal families. Therefore, the preferred procurement outcome is to locate 50% of teams delivering the models within Aboriginal organisations. Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) organisations are strongly encouraged to submit an application.
Please visit the NSW Government’s eTendering website for information.
Families will receive a range of treatment services, including post-traumatic stress, family therapy, communication and problem solving, and treatment for substance abuse. Clinical and therapeutic services will be provided depending on assessed need.
Case management will assist with housing, employment, and other needs held by the child/children and parents.
These models apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interventions are provided in the home and community settings, enabling qualified practitioners to assess and address all underlying causes of harm in the family. This increases the likelihood of achieving sustained improvements in safety and family functioning.