Child and Youth
Child and Youth Development
Our region has more than 36,000 children that live in low income and welfare dependent families. The region is also recognised as having the highest rate of developmentally vulnerable children with a high rate of child and infant mortality.
We aim to improve the health for children, youth and their families by working with health professionals and the wider community to support healthy child and youth development.
If you are looking for child and youth mental health services, please visit our Mental Health page.
Services We Fund
To improve the health of children, youth and their families we work with the services below:
Civic Assist Street Crews
Civic Assist Street Crews engage with young people in Toowoomba who may be experiencing a range of concerns. These can be due to homelessness, relationships conflict, family violence, medical issues, transport issues, school or education problems, and alcohol and other drugs dependence.
The Civic Assist Street Crews provide accidental counselling and a referral service allowing vulnerable and at-risk youth to engage with health and support services in a non-threatening environment.
We work with West Moreton Health to reduce and support referrals into the Specialist Behavioural Outpatient Department.
West Moreton GPs are eligible for a 12-week program in the Specialist Behavioural Development Clinic at Ipswich Hospital. Aimed at improving GPs skills when undertaking assessments, developing interventions and managing medications for children with behavioural development disorders.
The Poppy Centre
To reduce the wait times for children accessing the West Moreton Health Specialist Behavioural Development Clinic, funding is provided to The Poppy Centre to provide rapid behavioural development assessments.
This service is for children aged 7 – 11 and ensures that children can be assessed and referred to the most suitable services faster.
Making a Difference
Learn more about how Civic Assist (formerly METRO Care) are making a difference for youth in Toowoomba.
On this page you'll find:
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