Brighter Futures resources
These resources offer specialised guidance to support your work with families. Fact sheets and brochures can be printed out to give to clients.
about Brighter Futures
About the Brighter Futures program – fact sheet
Information for parents about the Brighter Futures Program – fact sheet for parents – also available in 12 community languages Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Somali, Samoan, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Raising a family can be hard – brochure for Aboriginal parents
Child behaviour management – practice resource
Engaging with Aboriginal children and families – fact sheet
Working with fathers
Including fathers in work with vulnerable families – practice resource
Domestic violence – practice resource
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
Service provision guidelines – provide the core policy and operational framework for delivering Brighter Futures. They also provide information about using the DoCS Connect portal – the online referral, reporting and data collection tool.
Abridged caseworker manual – 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)