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.

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.

Raising a family can be hard – brochure for Aboriginal parents

Parenting

Child behaviour management – practice resource

Encouraging good behaviour: 15 tips

Parenting SA – Parent easy guides, Multicultural parent easy guides, Aboriginal parent easy guides

Aboriginal families

Engaging with Aboriginal children and families – fact sheet

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

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)

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