True Child & Family Service in Cairns conducts a range of services to respond to different situations. This service provides therapeutic and education support services specialising in child sexual abuse, sexual assault, problematic sexual behaviours and harmful sexual behaviours.
We work from a trauma-informed base and understand the specific impact trauma has on a child's development. Our therapists employ a variety of modalities including play, art, experiential, expressive, narrative and talk therapies. Counselling is free, confidential and always at the child's pace. True Child & Family Service are now located at:
Our services are free and confidential. Children and young people have the same counselling rights as adults, including the right to privacy and confidentiality. Counsellors will always ask your child’s permission to share information with you or others.
We have strict guidelines to ensure information is as private and secure as possible. Any records of your child’s/your contact with us are kept indefinitely, and can be accessed by request. More information on accessing records, privacy and confidentiality is available by contacting the service, and provided in your first session.
We are committed to making our services as accessible as possible. If you or your child requires a support person for counselling, or has communication, cultural or physical access needs, please discuss this with us as soon as possible so suitable arrangements can be made.
People accessing the service can expect to:
We work with children and young people who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse or display sexually reactive behaviours.
We also support:
True regards the well-being of our customers and staff as a priority. True remains open and is continuing to operate in line with Government advice around COVID-19 with additional protocols.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sandi Brown (Manager) on 4281 6893. Thank you for your assistance during this period.
Click here to learn more about Business as usual at True during Covid-19.
Other services to contact for help:
Department of Child Safety - 4052 9500
Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Sexual Assault Helpline - 1800 010 120
1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732