Family Participation Program Townsville

It is widely recognised that the statutory system hasn’t always been effective at addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children entering the child protection system, and that this situation continues to occur at an unsustainable rate. The TAIHS Family Participation Program (FPP) team aims to address the current situation by working with…

Reflections on the collaboration between QATSICPP and Griffith University in the design and delivery of the Postgraduate Course

“Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards” Over the past 12 months I have been privileged to work with QATSICPP staff and staff from the Griffith University First Peoples Health Unit as we designed and delivered this brand new course for 2018/2019. At Griffith University a course is what we…

Parenting programs make a difference to Cairns families

Wuchopperen Health Service Limited (Wuchopperen) has been providing a variety of parenting programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Cairns region to develop parenting skills and reduce the prevalence of mental health, emotional and behavioural problems in children. In 2018, Wuchopperen saw 29 families graduate from our key parenting programs including Circle…

FPP Induction and AFLDM Training

This article is a reflective piece that will cover the Family Participation Program (FPP) Induction Workshops and Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) training, primarily because I started back at QATSCIPP during the first week of FPP Inductions and it was a busy process to be a part of. The FPP Induction training was held…

Kalwun Family Participation Program

“BUILDING SOLID FAMILIES” From 1 November 2018, the new Family Participation Program (FPP) commenced throughout Queensland replacing the Recognised Entity (RE) role. The South East Queensland Family Participation Program is delivered by Kalwun, ATSICHS Brisbane and Mununjali within their allocated areas, with Kalwun covering the Gold Coast area. The common goal of the service is to…

The fourth action plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009 – 2020)

The Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework was endorsed by Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers in December 2018 and recently launched by the Federal Government in late January 2019. This is the first Action Plan under the Framework that has a standalone focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are…