Family is Forever Program

Family is Forever Program (previously known as Mums and Dads Forever (MDF) Program) is a Parenting Orders program designed to assist separated parents navigate their way through family separation by offering support, information and enhancement of skills to deal with current and and future issues. 

What is Family is Forever?

Family is Forever Program (previously known as Mums and Dads Forever (MDF) Program) focuses on assisting families to reduce conflict and develop more positive ways to communicate so children are not 'caught in the middle'. The program helps parents understand how conflict impacts children and young people so parents can support their children through the separation process.

Run over eight two-hour group sessions, the program covers:

  • The separation process
  • Managing emotions
  • Conflict management and effective communication
  • Impact of separation and conflict on children
  • Setting boundaries
  • Understanding oneself and own and children's needs

Parents do not attend the group with their former partners.

The program also offers short term individual counselling to parents who have attended or are attending the group program. The counsellors are highly qualified, professional staff experienced in working with families through family separation. 

There are some variations to the delivery of groups to parents whose work commitments make it challenging to attend on a weekly basis.


Please phone 1300 11 44 46 to make an appointment. All service locations are open Monday to Friday including late nights.

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If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.