May 4, 2023

Quantum partners with The Baker Foundation to help break the cycle

Quantum Support Services’ evidence-based program Adolescents Building Connections (ABC program) will continue to support more adolescents in Gippsland thanks to The Baker Foundation.

Partnering for the next three years, the ABC program will be expanded across Baw Baw, Latrobe City, Wellington and South Gippsland shires to support up to 400 young people each year.

Quantum Chief Executive Natalie McDonald said the support of The Baker Foundation was crucial in creating positive change for young people, their families and the broader community.

“Adolescent family violence is the fastest growing type in the home,” she said.

“This funding will allow us to further grow the program, supporting more young people, and expand further within schools.

“The ABC program is designed to assist young people to break the cycle of violence and improve their connection to family, peers and the wider community.

“It combines interactive activities designed to meet the needs of adolescents, providing an open and safe discussion space to encourage peer connection and wider thinking.

“The ABC program encourages an environment of connection before correction and helps the adolescent to build capacity to maintain strong connected positive relationships in their life.”

The ABC Program was developed by Quantum in 2016 to support adolescents entering the justice system. It has since been expanded to include young people using violence within the home and community.