Grant Recipients - Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Initiative (2003)

Northern Suburbs Community Centre

NEWPIN (New Parent Infant Network)

NEWPIN is a self-help, early intervention family support program. NEWPIN is primarily a befriending and therapeutic network offering ongoing and intensive family support to families in the Launceston area. The primary objective of NEWPIN is to work with families under stress to break the cycle of destructive family behaviour and to enhance parent-child relationships.

Services offered will include a Drop-In Centre, a 24-hour network of support, child and parent development programs and practical family support.


(over 3 years)

Good Beginnings Australia - Hobart

Professional Early Intervention Resource Services (PEIRS)

PEIRS will provide a model of professional early intervention resource services to families with children under 3 years of age to support the Volunteer Home Visiting and Parenting Program and the Life Skills Parenting Program conducted in Southern Tasmania.

A male and female professional early intervention worker will provide outreach services for both fathers and mothers to:

  • facilitate accessibility and gender based delivery on request;
  • provide appropriate role modelling ; and
  • provide support for parents to learn self-help and parenting sills.

The Life Skills Parenting Program will include:

  • group sessional work in local communities in partnership with key stakeholders. The sessions will focus on parents? strengths and building self esteem including practical life skills such as cooking, health, hygiene and budgeting; and
  • materials and resources for new parents.


(over three years)

Northern Midlands Council

Campbell Town Best Outcomes for Kids Project

The Campbell Town Be OK program will strengthen the ability of Campbell Town district communities to provide supportive living and learning environments for young children and their families.

The Campbell Town Be Okay funds will help provide families with access to vocational, employment, welfare, health, counselling, housing and general community services as well as the development of other family support programs.


(over two years)