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Welcome to the Familial Trust S.T.A.R Programme


Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family. The S.T.A.R programme (Starting Totally Awesome Recovery) is designed for children growing up in families struggling with addiction. Children will learn about addiction and co-dependency in an age appropriate way. They will be introduced to healthy living skills, such as the identification and expression of feelings, a variety of problem solving, coping and selfcare strategies, and exercises designed to build self-esteem, self-worth and resilience. The S.T.A.R Programme features a variety of activities including art, games, music, movement, role plays and stories. Through participating in this programme children also learn that they are not alone – other children are experiencing similar issues.




This programme is run during the school holidays.
It is run over five mornings and is designed for 6 – 12 year olds. We have a sliding scale fee system for all our programmes and services. No-one will be turned away for financial reasons.


  • Children are affected by another family members addiction
  • Children are not coerced into attending the programme
  • Parents or caregivers must have linked in with the Familial Trust
  • All information required is provided to Familial Trust before the programme commences

SOME Topics covereD

It’s Not My Fault
All My Feelings Are Ok
Taking Care Of Me
I Am Special
Celebrate Me


Lonaye McKay: Youth Counsellor Familial Trust
Karen Watson: Manager / Counsellor Familial Trust


Familial Trust provides a weekly Children’s Group – R.O.C.K.S - for young people affected by a family member’s addiction.
This is not a therapy group – this is a fun group – where children can come along and be playful in a safe and caring environment.
This is run on Wednesday night’s during the school terms from 6.15pm – 7.15pm.

For more information about the S.T.A.R Programme please contact us

PH: (03) 981 1093


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