South-west gathers in support of families
GOOLBURRI Aboriginal Health Advancement Company’s regional St George Office hosted colleagues from Toowoomba, Roma, Cunnamulla, Charleville and Goondiwindi as part of their Family Well-being Service and Child Protection Week 2017 program last week.
The Family Well-being Program focusses 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 well-being of our children andtheir families.
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 exciting to have such a great cross-section of community members, agencies and service providers.”
Goolburri Family Well-being 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.