Employee Assistance Program

What is an Employee Assistance Program? An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and includes services for immediate family members. Footsteps Community Services EAP is available to all organisations. But due to the in-depth knowledge that we have within[…]

Footsteps Trauma Program

The Footsteps Trauma Program (FTP) offers assessment and treatment to children who have experienced interpersonal traumas, including but not limited to witnessing domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, separation from a caregiver, and community violence. Services include: Child-parent psychotherapy. Perinatal child-parent psychotherapy. Co-parenting child-parent psychotherapy. Trauma-focused screening and assessment. Crisis intervention. Case management and concrete[…]

Toxic Stress

What is it? Imagine that you see a wild dangerous animal while walking through a forest. In response to this threat, your body switches into “fight or flight ” mode. To survive, your body releases emergency stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, that cause your heartbeat to quicken, make your eyes dilate and focus your[…]

Learning Difficulties

There are unique circumstances associated with raising a child with a disability that families of typically developing children may not experience. However, families of children with a disability have hopes, dreams, and concerns for their children just like any other family. Whether the child experiences a physical disability, developmental disability, or a learning disability. Footsteps[…]

Learning the Language of Autism

Autism spectrum disorder, which is often referred to as ASD, is the term used to describe a group of disorders that includes autism, asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder (also known as atypical autism). Autism is the most commonly occurring form of ASD. The symptoms associated with ASD appear early in a child’s development and[…]

NDIS

The NDIS is an exciting time for people with a disability. We’re excited about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and what it means for people with a disability. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new Australian reform designed to support people with a disability. The NDIS uses an insurance approach, a bit[…]

Disability or Ability

I am frequently asked, “What is a disability?”. The Disability Services Act (1993) defines ‘disability’ as: An intellectual, psychiatric, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment or a combination of those impairments; It is permanent or likely to be permanent; It may or may not be of a chronic or episodic nature; and Results in substantially[…]

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