The Stronger Families program, funded by the Department of Education and Child Development, helps families where Department for Child Protection workers have concerns for the safety and wellbeing of children.
What the program offers
The goal of Stronger Families is to keep children safely at home and to strengthen their family to cope with the challenges they are facing.
Families become involved with the program when they are referred by the Department for Child Protection and have agreed that they would like to receive support from AFSS. A referral can be made where children have been identified as being at risk, or have already been removed from their family because of safety concerns.
We aim for a strong cultural connection to family, community and culture. The protection of children comes before culture, however we believe that a child is not truly safe unless they are embedded within their culture.
Whiles AFSS keeps in regular contact with the Department for Child Protection our day-to-day work is separate, so many families find that AFSS offers them a culturally safe environment and a relationship of trust that can be the basis for a turnaround of the situation that has developed. Our goal is for families to end their involvement with AFSS feeling happier, stronger and connected in their community, and with their children safe in their care.
The program provides services across the Adelaide metropolitan area, in Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy and the Riverland.
Want to find out more?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8205 1500.