Since 1990 RAATSICC has grown from early childhood education services to offering place-based human services programs across the region.
We operate from a strengths-base perspective, are client-centred, trauma-informed and culturally appropriate.
We provide accessibility to clients, build cultural confidence in our services and contribute to building individual and community capacity to grow on an individual and community level.
To Access Our Service
RAATSICC Counselling and Support Service
A support service for people engaging with the Disability Royal Commission
The RAATSICC Counselling and Support Service is a service supporting people to share their experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation with the Disability Royal Commission.
RAATSICC provide free, independent and confidential counselling and support to any individual who lives with disability, as well as family members, guardians, carers and staff who are impacted by the work of the Disability Royal Commission. Support may be delivered face to face, telephone or online.
Micah Projects is our partner organisation supporting the delivery of the Counselling & Support Service.
Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence Support Service
Supporting children on their healing journey
Child Witnesses of Violence Support Service (CWDV) assists children and young people with processing their thoughts and experiences by supporting their social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
CWDV Counsellors utilise a variety of therapeutic methods to support the young person’s individual needs and healing journey.
CWDV Counsellors work in the communities of Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon and Napranum building connections in community to improve understanding of the strengths and issues children and young people face.
Ma’Aathan Women’s Shelter, Aurukun
The Ma’aathan Women’s Shelter provides an immediate accommodation response to women and children facing homelessness due to domestic and family violence in the community of Aurukun.
The shelter provides:
- Safe and secure accommodation for women and their children
- Confidentiality and Privacy
- Information and Referrals
- Practical support according to needs
- Shelter staff develop prevention activities aimed at creating awareness and reducing the risk of domestic and family violence in the home and in the community.
RAATSICC Redress Support Services
The RAATSICC Redress Support Service provides support to people who wish to apply to the National Redress Scheme (for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse).
RAATSICC Redress Support Service offer a free service with the opportunity for:
• counselling and support throughout the Redress journey
• connection with free legal support through Knowmore
• yarning about your options and referrals for ongoing support
Strong Active Family Engagement
Supporting families strength
The Strong Active Family Engagement Service (SAFE) supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to work together on worries that may place them at risk.
SAFE is free and confidential service that understands the child protection system and works to:
• the strengths of the family
• support cultural connection
• support and suggest family routines
• connect families to other local support services
Family Participation Program
Supporting voice and choice for your family
The Family Participation Program (FPP) provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, youth and their families opportunities to yarn (voice) and make decisions (choice) in regards to worries and concerns on Child Protection matters.
FPP Convenors work with the family to put forward options to support, protect and care for a child’s needs. This support is done though the Family Led Decision Making Process.
This service is free and confidential working with families to:
• find and Independent person to support decision making
• connect with other support services
• support cultural connections
What we do and where we do it.
RAATSICC provide a variety of culturally informed services to children, young people, individuals, families and carers by information sharing and providing tools to promote self determination.
As a community controlled Not for Profit organisation RAATSICC is committed to delivering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to make a genuine difference.