Family Resources

Child Development Service

The Child Development Service operates to assist infants and children referred with special needs to maximise their developmental potentila and functional abilities and support families/carers. Please click on the link for further information.

Family and Child Connect

Connecting families to the right services at the right time.this is a free service to help you with the challenges of raising a family.

Parentline

Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm.

Benevolent Society

Our Early Childhood Education & Care services are part of how we empower parents, children and families to get the best start in life.

Little Taccas

Aimed at children aged under five years, the fortnightly program features nature-based activities including art and craft, storytelling, sing-alongs and garden discovery walks.

Inclusion Support

KU Children’s Services and Cairns and District Child Care Development Association Inc are proud to deliver Inclusion Agency services across Queensland as part of the new Inclusion Support Programme.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned program that helps make raising children and teenagers easier.

It is available free of charge and on a voluntary basis to all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years.

Spina Bifida Queensland

Welcome to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Queensland. We are Queensland’s leading community organisation for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and their families. We provide services, information and resources to  improve the lives of children and adults with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Autism Queensland

Autism Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation with a vision for a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ARC Disability Services

ARC Disability Services Inc. is a community based organization with a long history in the Cairns and Far North, supporting children and adults who have a disability to reach their individual goals with support from their families and support networks.

NAPCAN

This link provides useful links to a range of brochures designed to give parents and carers some tips on how to keep children safe.

Wuchopperen Health Service

The Children and Family Centre is located at the Mangrove building at our Manoora facility. A range of programs are also available at our Edmonton Clinic. The Centre provides integrated services for early childhood education and care, family and parenting support and child and maternal health. The Children and Family Centre team includes two family support workers and a child health worker.

HIPPY Australia

H – Home
I – Interaction
P – Program for
P – Parents and
Y – Youngsters

HIPPY is a two-year, home-based, early learning and parenting program for families with young children.

Domestic Violence Service – Cairns

If you are experiencing, or have concerns about domestic violence, please contact DVS. Remember that Domestic Violence can happen to people of all walks of life and everyone has the right to feel safe at home.

Suite 2, Level 2

88 Abbott St Cairns 4870

07 40336100

dvcairns@dvcairns.org

Mission Australia NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention- Cairns

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) works with children aged 0-6 by supporting families to help their children develop the skills they need to participate in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.

Cairns State Special School

Cairns State Special School, opened in Cairns, Far North Queensland in 2017. Our school provides highly specialised and individualised programs for students from Prep to Year 12 with intellectual disability and/or multiple disabilities, from across the greater Cairns area.

Cairns Paediatric Pschology

At Cairns Paediatric Psychology we can help your children cope with health issues, adjust to major life events (like divorce), or manage feelings that are impacting on school, work or family relationships.

Caterpillar Clinic

The Caterpillar Clinic is a private clinic operated from Cairns, Far North Queensland. We are currently an approved NDIS Provider for children accessing agency, plan-managed, or self-managed NDIS Plans. We are a provider under the Connect to Wellbeing program for eligible families who can obtain referrals through their GPs. We are also able to provide Medicare Rebates for families obtaining assessment and intervention services for their child, with referral from their medical practitioner.

Cairns Regional Council

Local council page full of news, community links and Whats on, as well as disaster management.

Cancer Council

News and information relating to cancer.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Brock Bryant Legacy

The Brock Bryant Legacy aims to ease some of the pressures from families in similar situations by assisting with treatment related invoices, food and fuel vouchers, funeral expenses and helping to bring these children home to be laid to rest if they have been sent away for treatment and passed away in a place that is not home.

We aim to support families of children with rare diseases, provide bereavement support with gestures such as hand and foot castings and bereavement boxes for families whose children have grown their angel wings.