The ADF Equip – Children’s Group Resilience Program is a suite of facilitated workshop style sessions designed to support the social and emotional resilience and wellbeing of Defence children.

Children and young people learn age-appropriate strategies to support them to better manage the challenges associated with Defence family life through:

* activities to get to know other Defence children
* activities to improve social and emotional wellbeing
*discussion on how children and parents can access other relevant

The program is delivered by area office staff across Australia and sessions are tailored to 3 age groups:
* 5 – 8 year-olds
* 9 – 12 year-olds
* 13 – 18 year-olds.

There are unique programs covering 2 key topics.
* Parental Absence
* Relocation.

Session timing and frequency will vary by region. Families wanting to access the program should submit an expression of interest form.

  • Community Support
  • Education and Skills
  • Emotional Support
  • Peer Support
  • Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Social Community Engagement Support
  • Transition - Building Youth capacity


Ph 1800 624 608


  • Online Services
  • In-Person Services
  • Government-funded
  • Not-for-profit

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