Creative Community Alternatives
Creative Community Alternatives (CCA) aims to provide alternative responses to children and young people who are either on the edge of alternative care, or currently in alternative care due to complex factors that may include abuse, neglect, parental separation, attachment issues, alcohol and /or drug misuse, mental health and economic disadvantage. CCA is a tool for high level prevention work aimed at delivering wraparound supports for children and families within their own community. It refers to a holistic service designed to meet the identified needs of children, young people, caregivers and siblings and to address a range of life areas through the team-based planning and implementation process, within the community. CCA also aims to develop the problem-solving skills, coping skills, and self-efficacy of the young people and family members. There is also an emphasis on integrating the youth into the community and building the family’s social support network.