Family Services provide in-home case management for vulnerable families, as well as conducting some forward planning to enable the program to respond to the reforms currently underway in this service area across the state. The program has trialled the inclusion of an Infant Practice Advisor position, which provides expert advice around assessment and support planning for vulnerable families with infants and very young children. 

Cafs has also implemented a specific Day Stay (sleep and settling) program for our family service clients. The family violence practice advisor position similarly offers expertise and support to the team in the family violence context.

The Cafs Family Services team recently participated in a Research Project in partnership with Federation University to measure the effectiveness of the 'Circle of Security' model of intervention for both families and the Family Services case managers. This has given us some new recommendations moving into the future about where we should focus our training and professional development resources.