Region gathers for families
St George plays its part
GOOLBURRI Aboriginal Health Advancement Company’s regional St George Office hosted colleagues from Toowoomba, Roma, Cunnamulla, Charleville and Goondiwindi as part of their Family Wellbeing Service and Child Protection Week 2017 program on Monday.
The Family Wellbeing Program focuses on the intensive family support of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families through people sharing their stories, discussing the importance of their relationships and identifying goals for the future, to ensure that they stay together on Country.
National Child Protection Week 2017 invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of our children, young people and their families.
NAPCAN’s campaign aims to provide communities, families and individuals with practical information on how to ‘Play your Part’ and to embed primary prevention messages into social discourse. It also provides a platform for communities to be empowered, resourced and mobilised to take action at a local level.
Attendants listened to Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Company CEO Lizzie Adams of Toowoomba and Matthew Lupi, Regional Executive Director of Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disabilities, Ipswich who shared talks on how best to provide support to families throughout our communities.
South-west Family Wellbeing Program Leader Anne Lee said the Service providers, Agencies and Partners including Balonne Shire Councillors and Elders attended the roll-out of the program, that coincided with National Child Protection Week 2017.
“It was really successful and we were so delighted with the day,” Ms Lee said.
“It was exciting to have such a great cross-section of community members, agencies and service providers.”
Goolburri Family Wellbeing Service prides itself in connecting with families and communities and employs local people to work with families and carers to keep children safe and families together.
PLAY YOUR PART: Service providers from across the region met in St George for Child Protection Week.