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Parenting Program 2017 – (OMA) Print E-mail

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia (MCSCA) is conducting a Family Education Program. MCSCA will work together with Relationship Australia Counsellor and Educator to deliver a 6 week program. The aims of the program are the following:

  • To deliver a culturally sensitive parenting program to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) families in Alice Springs.
  • To establish and strengthen relationships with vulnerable CALD families, so that parents have a connection to key services and supports if needed.
  • To widen the net of parents and families who have access to MCSCA and RANT and are exposed to the material presented as part of the program.
  • By increasing knowledge and information about the child protection framework in the NT support parents to modify potentially harmful parenting approaches.
  • To introduce isolated CALD parents and families to each other in a safe and informal way to assist them make connections with key services, advice and information. The project will include the delivery of the Bringing Up Great Kids (BUGK) parenting program. Parents will learn more about ‘needs based’ parenting and have the opportunity to experience different understandings and parenting approaches to those they may have currently based on their own cultural or families of origin.

Those who will participate will hear from key government and non-government service providers about legal frameworks in the NT related to care and protection of children with 3 additional one off question and answer groups.

    1. Department of Children & Families regarding what constitutes child abuse, how this is assessed and what the role of child protection workers are.
    2. Legal session delivered by a legal representative on understanding the legislation in relation to child protection in the NT.
    3. Department of Human Services (Centrelink) on family and child related benefits, eligibility and requirements.