b'Our workwith familiesWe believe in keeping families safe, together and thriving.Breaking the cycle, Every family has its ups and downs. But, when faced with complex issues, some supporting the futureneed a little more help and support to The New Parent and Infant Network (Newpin) see them through. is designed to support and empower families to Uniting walks alongside families in theirbreak the cycle of neglect and abuseproviding time of need. Providing case management,safe, nurturing environments for children. advice and counselling, everyone can workIn Tasmania, weve revamped our Newpin together towards a happier, healthier futureprogram, moving to bigger premises so we canregardless of their circumstances. help even more people. The centre-based program Parents can use our services to grow theirfocuses on building parenting skills, highlighting confidence and strengthen their skills.the importance of bonding and attachment Developing their abilities can improve theirbetween a parent and a child.resilience and the quality of the parent-child relationshipsdiscovering the tools they need to fuel their childs future.Helping respond to Safe, stable homes are always our goal.family violenceThose experiencing family violence can findThe Lifeline Ballarat team held a series of 2-day support groups and counselling services,family violence training workshops for frontline helping them move forward. workers in the region.Domestic and Family Violence ResponseWorking to stay together Training (DV-Alert) builds the skills of workers in responding to family violence when it is notSince September 2020, more support has their primary role.been available for Gippsland families dealing Participants included staff and volunteerswith complex issues like family violence,in health, allied health, higher education orsubstance abuse, mental illness, parentingchildcare positions. difficulties and disability. Funded by the Victorian Government andThe workshop helped people to recognise the delivered by Uniting, the Family Preservation signs of family violence, respond with care and and Reunification Program provides intensive refer people to support services.one-on-one support for vulnerable families.Family violence is the single largest contributor to Designed to be easy-to-use, this accessible homelessness for women in Australia and the service features flexible in-home visitswithleading contributor to preventable illness, disability support tailored to each familys needs. and death for women aged 15-44 years.26 Uniting Vic.Tas Annual Report 2020-2021'