Over 40 years ago, policy shifted that once allowed for the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. However the policies of forced removal have left a legacy of trauma and loss that continues to affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals.
Disconnected from family, culture, heritage and their land, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who themselves have experienced the out-of-home care system now struggle to parent with limited understanding of who they are and where they come from, commonly with poor or absent parenting role-models. Family Inclusion in the Hunter is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and linking them in with services that can meet their needs.
Services specialising in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families:
> Muloobinba Aboriginal Corporation (family support, emergency support, OOHC).
> Wandayali various support services
> Nikinpa Aboriginal child and family centre- Toronto
> Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation