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Making her own future

Marisa*, 25, a single Aboriginal mother from Mt Druitt, joined the Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) program, in anticipation of the return of her four children, whom she was separated from for four months.

Meeting Marisa’s FFT-CW® therapist, Sue, was a life-transforming experience. Marisa has now completed positive parenting courses, engaged in drug and alcohol counselling and created a home environment where her children are able to safely stay together.

Intensive therapy gave Marisa insight into her negative relationship patterns, enabled her to develop a better understanding of how children perceive their mum and the importance of her kids being back with her.

As a result the family unit has been strengthened and Marisa’s newly-found confidence has also become evident in other aspects of her life.

*Names changed to protect the privacy of individuals

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