Point of Engagement

Point of Engagement (PoE)

This award winning, early intervention and home visiting program provides intensive support for parents with drug and alcohol issues in pregnancy and early parenting. The program works to minimise the effects of parental substance misuse on vulnerable infants and children. The program is in collaboration with Drug and Alcohol Services SA (DASSA).

PoE uses evidenced based program, Parents Under Pressure (PUP) to assist in positively engaging and systematically working with clients. PUP helps parents to consider how various life domains impact on their capacity to parent, their child’s developmental outcomes and the whole family’s wellbeing. PoE builds on family strengths and includes the life domains areas of relationship issues, housing, budgeting and health care and encourages positive relationships by fostering sensitive parenting and building knowledge of child development. 

The motivational interviewing approach is utilised to reduce the harmful effects of parental substance misuse, and increase the safety of children and infants.  A trained instructor offers First Touch Infant Massage 5 week program to families.  The First Touch program is the only one of its kind in Australia, and has been extensively researched and shown to support improvements between infant/parent attachment, communication and parenting responsiveness, as well as improved health and developmental outcomes, including healthy brain development.

For more information, contact Junction Centre on (08) 8392 3000 during office hours.

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