Strong Men Strong Families
What the program offers
The Strong Men, Strong Families program explores ways to strengthen the role of Aboriginal men within their families and community with a focus on men who interact with children from birth to 12 years of age.
Information sessions and interactive workshops include:
Communication with Children
Discipline and Abuse
Roles and Responsibilities
How to be a Dad
AFSS will also help clients get involved with more appropriate services if AFSS is not able to provide the right kind of assistance, and will work closely with Aboriginal men to assist them in dealing with local services, including resolving matters with Housing SA, Centrelink and other local Port Augusta service providers.
AFSS visits the Port Augusta Prison once a week and works with prisoners on a range of matters including the development of literacy and numeracy skills which builds both prisoners’ skills and confidence. This also assists the development of relationships with Aboriginal men, so when they’re released AFSS can work with them to transition back into community life, linking them with relevant networks and services to assist in their reintegration into community living.
AFSS collaborates with many other agencies in Port Augusta. These include the Men’s Zone, Males In Black, TAFE, Drug and Alcohol Services and the Early Years Parenting Centre. This helps to ensure that men are accessing relevant and timely services. It also ensures that services are not being duplicated and that gaps in services to men are indentified.
The Strong Men, Strong Families program provides a range of activities for Aboriginal men that are both interesting and useful - and can also be fun!
The program is available in Port Augusta.
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