TAIHS.. More than
a health service.
The Stronger Families Program provides and focuses on families with children under 12 years of age by providing a case management model to support for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Townsville.
This project is funded under the Children and Schooling Program and contributes to the outcome of supporting families to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood development, care, education and school readiness.
Referral pathways based on client need, including community outreach services, partner organisations and client self-referrals.
The Stronger Families Program Team will aim to and contribute by:
- Providing a social and emotional well-being support and counselling service for all ages as part of the project.
- Focus on families with children 0-12 years of age with learning and developmental milestone needs.
- Use a case management approach to address the full spectrum of the client’s needs and focus on continuity of care by ongoing review of client’s case management plan.
- Address any barriers to family function with a focus on early childhood development and proactively support school readiness and school attendance.
- Provide referrals to Psychologists and other specialist Services where more complex needs and issues are identified.
- Make appropriate connections with Indigenous community to facilitate engagement and involvement.
- Ensure families with newborn children understand the available services in the community that can provide information, support, health development checks and advice.
This program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.