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FREW Consultants Group        

The Frew Consultants Group is committed to supporting individuals and organisations working with children who display severe behaviours that exclude them from taking their rightful place in society.


Our practice reflects a trauma based approach to interventions.


Support for Teachers, Organisations and Individuals Managing Severe and Dysfunctional Behaviours

We provide the following services Australia wide:

  • Working with mainstream schools as they deal with students with severe behaviours
  • Designing optimal intervention models for educational centres working with children in care
  • Training and Development on the causes of severe behaviours and interventions that facilitate change
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Presentations

It is well accepted that the environment in which a student is raised impacts that child’s development and the vast numbers of students who have suffered Post Traumatic Trauma Disorder from early childhood abuse are most likely to develop behaviours that prohibit them from access to homes and schools other children take as their right.

The most recent national figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicate that during 2014-15, there were 208,111 Australian children suspected of being harmed or at risk of harm from abuse and/or neglect. This resulted in 320,169 notifications being issued by state and territory authorities (a rate of 39.2 notifications per 1,000 Australian children). The total number of notifications represents an increase of 5.3% from the 304,097 reports made in the previous year.

The vast majority of traditional programs do not take into consideration the complexity required to provide effective support for the children and their parents, carers and teachers.

Principals: John R Frew and Marcia J Vallance

The Frew Consultants Group principals have had thirty-four years experience, of which twenty years were as Principals, working with these students in Juvenile Detention Centers and Special school settings.  They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience not only of the problem but also of multi-faceted and pragmatic approaches to provide effective support.

Toxic Shame

  • Is a feeling that is not based on reality
  •  Is a false message that creates a false sense of self
  • Is put on us by others
  • Is a chronic permanant state
  • Exaggerates our faults

Toxic shame is not a feeling of shame about what we have done, it is a feeling of shame about what we believe we are.


John R Frew
Marcia J Vallance

ABN 64 372 518 772


The principals of the company have had long careers in education with a combined total of eighty-one years service.  After starting as mainstream teachers they both moved into careers in providing support for students with severe behaviours.

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