Free resource kit and video to support work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

Noah’s Ark and Communities for Children Bendigo offer a free resource kit and video to support work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country Video and Resource Kit is the result of the Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project and funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Families and Communities Programme. The Communities for Children initiative aims to deliver positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families in communities throughout Australia.

With a focus on local perspectives, Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country aims to guide and support services to be welcoming and respectful to Aboriginal Families and engage meaningfully with Aboriginal Culture.

“It has been an incredible privilege to engage with the Aboriginal Community, and learn ways of providing respectful and welcoming services to families,” said Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project Worker Amanda Lonergan.

The 12 month project was undertaken in Bendigo and had support from the local Aboriginal Community, including Kerri Douglas a Dja Dja Wurrung and Bangerang Traditional Owner.

Kerri, who works as a Koorie Education Support Officer said “I am pleased to support Connecting with Culture on Dja Dja Wurrung Country and encourage anyone who is working with Aboriginal families to take a look at the video and resource kit.”

The resource kit and video can be found at http://c4cbendigo.com.au

Contact and Photo Opportunity:
Voice of the Aboriginal Family Project Worker Amanda Lonergan 0438 486 953
Communities for Children Project Manager Melissa Rockes 0455 966 159

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