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L.I.S.A Inc
LISA... is a parent support and lobby group, for parents and families with a family member having an intellectual or multiple disability, and living in a supported accommodation group home in the State of Victoria, Australia.
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Smart Behaviour Management by MCM

Melbourne City Mission
Clyde Street Family & Children Community Support Program

The program provides support to children with disabilities and their families to reduce identified behaviours of concern which impact on their lives, and to develop skills and knowledge to enable them to engage with family and the community.

Children who have a disability aged between 6 and18 years who display behaviours of concern and reside in the North and West Metropolitan region.

The program offers facility-based residential support to 15 children. It is a planned two-day, overnight stay per child. Support is based on a sleepover model. The maximum number of children supported each night is four. This may vary according to the support needs of the children on certain days.

For the majority of families, it provides a focused approach to reducing behaviours of concern and developing skills outside the family home while providing a break on a regular basis.

The key principles we work by are:

  • Person Centred Active Support
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Person Centred Support
  • Developmental Programming.

Criteria for accessing the service:

  • Children who display significant behaviours of concern ? Reduced access to respite services
  • Parent participation in the program.


LISA Comment:  This is the sort of behaviour management the Department of Health and Human Services should be running.  Rather than dumping those with challenging behaviours on compatible residents and support staff of its managed group homes to, (a) reduce the quality of life of the sitting residents, (b) reduce or destroy staff incentive to provide their existing residents with quality of life care and, (c) provide little or no proper and consistent behaviour management for the client with significant challenging behaviours.

Tel:  03-9434-3810:  Email: or

NOTE:  We are always interested in feedback and information; general, specific, good or bad.
If you wish anonymously: Our mail address is, 73 Nepean Street, Watsonia, 3087

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