for Aboriginal parents & carers

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Raising Them Strong

Booklet – support for Aboriginal foster and kinship carers covering topics such as health, education, grief and loss, family contact and navigating ‘the system’, part of the Raising Them Strong support package.

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Raising Them Strong

Topic cards – support for Aboriginal foster and kinship carers covering health, education, family contact and support. Part of the Raising Them Strong support package.

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Illawarra and Shoalhaven

Growing Up Strong Booris offers basic child development information in a simple format and uses words from the Wandanian and Dharawal languages.

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Central Coast

Darkinyung Yada Gudjagang: Strong Healthy Kids features Darkinyung language and talks about how we can help gudjagang to grow up strong by spending time with them.

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Hunter region

Growing Up Strong Wonai – features language from both the Awabakal and Worimi people and talks about how we can help our burray and wonai to grow up strong by spending time with them.

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Mid North Coast

Happy Gamambi, Healthy Dhalayi, Strong Burray – offers information about child development and includes words from three Aboriginal languages of Gumbaynggirr, Dhanggati and Gathang

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Northern Sydney

Growing up Strong Cuchicums – contains ideas about activities for children and basic child development information using words from the Guringai and Dharug languages.

Deadly Healthy Bubs

South East Sydney

Deadly Healthy Bubs – includes information about what bubs do at different stages, ideas about things we can do with our bubs, games and activities and contacts to help with parenting.

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South West Sydney

Growing Up Strong Kooris – offers basic child development information and ideas for activities and games parents can play to help little Kooris grow up strong.

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South East NSW

Growing Up Strong Booris – offers basic child development information in a simple format and uses words from the Dhurga language which is one of the four dialects used by the Djuwin (Yuin) people.

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Sydney Inner West

Growing Up Strong Guring – offers basic child development information in a simple format and using words from the Eora language.

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Western Sydney & Blue Mountains

Growing up Strong and Healthy Bubs – offers basic child development information in a simple format and using words from the Dharug language.

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Far Western NSW

Growing Up Strong Birrali and Gundanoo – resource for Aboriginal and Family Workers in the Far West region of NSW: Goodooga and surrounding districts.

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Kiilalaana marta-marri – Growing up really big in Barkindji – resource for Aboriginal and Family Workers in the Far West region of NSW: Broken Hill and surrounding region.

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North Coast of NSW

Doordarnbee Muggy Jarjums: Growing Up Strong Jarjums – offers basic child development information in a simple format and incorporates the Bundjalung language and Yaegl dialect.

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New England area

Bubaa Ngambaa Gaayili, Father Mother Child – offers basic child development information in a simple format incorporating the Gamilaraay and Nganyawana languages.

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Riverina, Murray and Central West

Growing Up Strong Buraay  offers information on children's behaviour and how best to care for them, together with ideas for simple games and activities, incorporating Wiradjuri language terms

games card games cards – simple games to play with babies and toddlers
information sheets Being dad, being proud information sheets for Aboriginal dads with children 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years, 3-5 years and 5-8 years

related links:

Parent Line: 1300 1300 52
Tollfree 24 hour advice and information for parents of children aged 0-18 

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