Welcome to Chrysalis Therapeutic

Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services (Chrysalis) mission is to provide high quality therapeutic support Services for  children, young people, their family/kin/carer in whatever living context they are in.

Chrysalis offers the following Therapeutic Supports

  • Community access (support to participate and belong in the community)
  • Therapeutic supports (1:1, Group and Family therapy)
  • Specialist Behaviour Support (for all age groups utilising a Person Centered Trauma Informed approach)
  • Accommodation and tenancy support
  • Family support, which includes therapeutic supports with the aim preventing serious difficulties and offering early intervention
  • Therapeutic work and multi-systemic therapy support for children, young people and families already known to Family and Community Services
  • Leaving care and aftercare support services for young people aged up to 25 years
  • Workshops for carers, families and participants
  • Workshops for professionals
  • Trauma Informed Supervision for Social Work Practitioners (1:1 & peer group)

Chrysalis’s policies and procedures are socially inclusive to provide safe therapeutic relationships for our clients.

Our service delivery is transparent,  flexible & mobile. We travel to you at a location that works for you; your family home, hospital, clinic, group home, school or aged care facility.

Chrysalis provides ‘evidence-based’, ‘trauma-informed’ treatment options so our clients can build a secure  foundation to support their recovery. We collaborate with our clients and their support network to  scaffold each person’s unique journey as they develop new skills, and slowly increase their tolerance and desire for change.

As our clients begin to enjoy safer relationships we see an increase in their capacity to communicate their needs, regulate their emotions and take control of their own futures. Our job is to assist our clients to stay  focussed on their functional skills, building social capital and their quality of life.

We join forces with our clients and their carers to create the future that they want and to return control and decision-making powers back to the client. Even small acts of self- determination can increase the quality of life of that person.

Chrysalis provides trauma-informed, person-centred, positive behaviour support for people who have experienced:

  • Developmental trauma
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Psycho-social disability
  • Physical and intellectual disability
  • Children and young people in OOHC
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Aftercare for young people in OOHC
  • Domestic and Family violence support
  • Trauma recovery support for refugee’s resettling

Core Values

Chrysalis’s core values are in line with with the Australian Association of Social Worker (AASW) Code of Ethics (2010), the NSW disability Services Act (1993) in action and NSW Positive Behaviour Support Policy (2012).

  • The right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • The right to individual autonomy, independence and the freedom to make their own choices about their lives
  • The right not be discriminated against because of their ability, culture, age, gender, sexuality, religion or geographic location
  • The right to be valued, effective and active participants within their relationships, communities, families, and workforce
  • The right to having access to the same opportunities as all other members of society
  • The right to have access to information in easily understood formats
  • The right to realise their individual skills, capabilities, dreams and capacity.
  • The right to create their future free from any kind violence or oppression.


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