Linking Youth and Family Together (LYFT)
Linking Youth and Family Together (LYFT) provides a unique family-systems approach to the drug and alcohol treatment of young people aged 12 to 21 years. The program assists families to develop positive ways of communicating and problem solving. The notion of family is understood broadly and includes relatives and significant others. The work is conducted in settings that offer the greatest opportunity for engagement and learning.
A flexible approach is tailored to the unique needs of each young person and their family and this may include: individual and family counselling, case co-ordination, assessment and referrals, facilitated access into parent support groups and secondary consultation to health and welfare professionals.
Working together, young people can be supported to make positive choices about their alcohol and drug use and family relationships can be strengthened resulting in improved family functioning.
Family Alcohol Drugs Service (FADS)
The Family Alcohol Drugs Service (FADS) provides counselling, consultancy and continuing care to individuals (18+) with substance use challenges and their family members who are impacted by the problematic substance use.