Supporting Children After Separation (SCaSP)

Supporting children after separation builds resilience and develops healthy coping strategies through challenging periods of parental separation and family conflict.

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Our specialist team of child counsellors in the Supporting Children after Separation program (SCaSP) supports children from separated and separating families through counselling.

Our SCaSP Program covers a large catchment area spanning South East to Western Melbourne (See locations at the bottom of this page). We support your child in the development of skills, such as resilience and communication. These are needed to allow children to feel confident in communicating their needs and wants through these challenging periods.

With a greater understanding of their emotions, emotion regulation, and grief and loss, we aim to support your child and empower them to confidently move forward after family separation.


Why supporting children after separation is important

Child counselling is invaluable for supporting children after separation.

The counselling process will:

  • ensure your child has the support to explore their emotions in relation to family conflict and separation
  • assist your child in building resilience and developing communication skills to allow them to effectively communicate their wants and needs
  • help your child understand their emotions to empower them.

Feedback is given to parents with the permission of the child, due to confidentiality.


Who uses child counselling?

Children experiencing separation can face  issues such as family conflict, changes in living situations, the absence of loved ones, change of school, puberty and peer pressures. Child counselling helps children understand and manage the changes they are experiencing. Every child reacts differently to family separation and can benefit from support through counselling.


What can the child expect?

The outcomes we aim to achieve for children and young people are:

  • an increased ability to better understand and manage their feelings
  • decreased levels of stress and anxiety
  • addressing challenging behaviours
  • improved communication skills and problem solving
  • an increased ability to trust and form healthy relationships.

For more information about supporting children after separation and to enquire about mediation, click here.

Related Services

Child Contact Services. Better Place Australia’s Child contact services offer facilitated changeovers and supervised visits. Read more.

Relationship Counselling. Better Place Australia relationship counselling. Read more.

Counselling for Individuals. Adult counselling services. Read more.

Fact sheet

Supporting Children through Counselling – Fact sheet


Service Areas
Child counselling in CheltenhamChild counselling in CroydonChild counselling in MelbourneChild counselling in MeltonChild counselling in Narre Warren

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