Forty years after policy shifted that once allowed for the forced removal of Indigenous children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families are still dealing with the impacts of this.
Disconnected from family, culture, heritage and their land, Indigenous 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 AISI inc provides services for young people, families through Brighter Futures, Children's services OOHC and mentoring services , as well as Indigenous community links, and assistance with housing, disability support and a child care centre.
Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation