Brighter Futures resources

Brighter Futures resources offer specialised guidance to support the work you do with families. Fact sheets and brochures are available for printing and distribution to your clients.

About Brighter Futures

The Brighter Futures program guidelines – these provide an overview of the program.

The Brighter Futures Service Provision Guidelines - provide policy and operational guidance on delivering the program.

Fact sheets - provide information about the Brighter Futures program and the Brighter Futures Unit.

Fact sheets - provide information for parents about the Brighter Futures program and are also available in 12 community languages Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Somali, Samoan, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese.

For more information please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions

Parenting advice

Child behaviour management – practice resource

Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips

Being a parent can be tough – brochure for parents – also available in 12 community languages Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Somali, Samoan, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Resources for Aboriginal families

Engaging with Aboriginal children and families – fact sheet

Raising a family can be hard – brochure for Aboriginal parents

Working with Aboriginal communities – presentation – case study handout to go with presentation

Working with fathers

Including fathers in work with vulnerable families – practice resource

Dads make a difference - information sheets for fathers with children 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years

Being dad, being proud – information sheets for Aboriginal fathers with children 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years

Domestic violence

Domestic violence – practice resource

NSW domestic violence interagency guidelines

Drugs and alcohol

Drug and alcohol – practice resource

Parental alcohol misuse and the impact on children – research note

Parental intellectual disability

Parental intellectual disability – practice resource

Healthy Start framework – principles and strategies for promoting competence and confidence of parents with learning difficulties

Parental mental health

Parental mental health – practice resource

Parental mental health and its impact on children – research note

Other resources - guidelines and manuals

Abridged caseworker manual (2010)– policy and practice information for the Brighter Futures program.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111 (24 hours/7 days)