The ARCK and KAYAKS Programs provide therapeutic counselling services to separated or divorced children and young people ages five to 18 or Mums and Dads.

Who is our Service for?

Any children or parents experiencing family separation or divorce that want to:

Accept and better understand the situation

Share and make sense of their experience

Find ways to deal with their emotions

Build resilience skills for life

Reduce conflict

Develop and maintain a co-parenting relationship

Who are we?

We are a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals.

How do we work?

We provide therapeutic intervention for separated and divorced families.

Our aim is to reduce conflict and assist parents developing and maintaining a co-parenting relationship.The programs take a child-focused view and utilise Child Inclusive Practice (CIP) to bring in the voice of the child.

What do we offer?

Group therapy and individual counselling for children aged five to 18 years from separated families, and separated or divorced Mums and Dads.

KAYAKS
Kids and Youth Are Kool Post-Separation

A program for children and young people aged five to 18 years whose parents and care givers are separated or divorced.

SIX WEEKLY SESSIONS

ARCK
Assisting Responsible Care for Kids

Talking With Your Kids (TWYK)
To give separated parents some strategies on communicating in a way that does not put children in the middle of conflict. Anyone is welcome to attend. ONE SEMINAR (2.5 hours)

Keeping Kids in Mind (KKIM)
Individual counselling to decrease conflict between parents.

FIVE WEEKLY SESSIONS (THREE HOURS EACH). Must attend TWYK seminar first.

Child Inclusive Practice (CIP)
Individual assessment with children and young people whose parents are separated or divorced.

ENQUIRIES AND REFERRALS
We welcome direct enquiries from parents and carers as well as referrals from other professionals working with children and families.

FREE CALL 1800 427 920  |  intake@marymead.org.au

ARCK and KAYAKS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Service (DSS).
A small fee for service and a waiting period may apply.