The Alliance Programs
The Alliance engages in a range of initiatives to work towards better outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. This includes supporting strategic action and engaging in projects in different policy areas. The work changes in response to community need and member organisation priorities. Our work encompasses supporting Aboriginal children and young people to be safe and connected to culture and community, strengthening families, successful participation in learning and social and emotional wellbeing.
Online Carer Yarning Circles
Are you interested in attending an online Yarning Circle to share your ideas about the information, support and training our Carers need to keep caring for our Aboriginal children? Contact our team for more information.
The fifteen Alliance members provide a range of services to support the wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people to achieve strong families and thriving children.
Below are the programs that support families and Aboriginal children and young people, including Aboriginal children in care. Each of our Members delivers different programs in response to their community needs. We recommend you connect with your local ACCO for services in your area.
The Alliance and its Members work to support Aboriginal Children and young people who are not able to stay safely at home with their family.
ACCOs provide care services that are culturally appropriate, trauma-informed, timely and responsive to children and their family’s needs. Alliance members provide a range of care services including Kinship Care, Foster Care and Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC).
The Alliance Members provide a range of family service programs designed to strengthen and support Aboriginal Families in community. These programs are responsive to the needs of community and delivered within cultural and community frameworks.
The programs include intensive family services, supporting families to stay together, emergency relief, family violence programs, Alcohol and other drugs, therapeutic services, parenting support and Aboriginal Family Led decision making.
Children and Youth
The Alliance members provide a wide variety of programs for children and youth. There is a particular focus on early years and many of our Members also provide health support, maternal child health services, paediatrics. This support is sometimes delivered through their medical clinics.
Support with learning is provided through homework and learning clubs as well as a range of cultural activities. Some of young people are supported through youth justice programs and other programs that seek to help young people who are vulnerable in different ways.