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Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Primary Health Care Service

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MAREEBA CHILDREN FAMILY CENTRE

The Mareeba Children & Family Centre is committed to providing programs and activities to ensure all families and their children from 0-8 years of age achieve the best possible health and educational outcomes.

The centre aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across the Tablelands by increasing access to integrated:

  • Early childhood education & care
  • Parenting & family support services
  • Child & maternal health services

FAMILIES ARE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES THROUGH THE CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTRE:

  • Early learning programs
  • Child & maternal health consults
  • Immunisations
  • Hearing health support
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapists
  • Computer access
  • Parent engagement programs
  • Parenting workshops
  • Family support
  • Literacy & numeracy support
  • Mobile playgroup
  • Transportation to programs
  • Early learning programs
  • Child & maternal health consults
  • Immunisations
  • Hearing health support
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapists
  • Computer access
  • Parent engagement programs
  • Parenting workshops
  • Family support
  • Literacy & numeracy support
  • Mobile playgroup
  • Transportation to programs

If you require more information on the Mareeba Children & Family Centre, please contact us.

The Wannabe Program

Indigenous kids—Indigenous health care services in QLD

THE WANNABE PROGRAM

If you and your children believe that they can be whatever they WannaBe, they will have a good reason to go to school and learn.
How can you help your child be what they WannaBe? By making sure they:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Go to school every day
  • Have breakfast & pack a lunch
  • Get to the bus on time
  • Talk to you when they need help
  • Get health checks (especially hearing)
You can encourage them to believe they can be what they want to be.

THE WANNABE TEAM CAN SUPPORT YOU TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN BY:

  • Helping you connect with the school
  • Supporting you to meet with your child’s teachers
  • Developing support plans & resources to help you to
    • Develop routines to get your kids to school Monday to Friday
    • Support their learning
    • Believe in your children
    • Believe in yourself
    • Develop your parenting skills

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  • Learn literacy & numeracy through play

  • No shame, it’s a game

Family Care Services

The purpose of the Family Care Service is to support:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across a range of contexts, Including early intervention, to keep children and young people safely at home with their families and in their communities.
  • At-risk and vulnerable families with early intervention to keep children from entering the statutory child protection system Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families with children and young people under the age of 18 years old (including newborns a Families with children that are subject to ongoing intervention by child safety services-under Child Safety Orders.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families with children and young people under the age of 18 years old (including newborns).
  • Families with children that are subject to ongoing intervention by child safety services-under Child Saftey Orders. 
  • Service areas include Mareeba, Mossman, Port Douglas, Daintree, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands and Surrounding areas. 
  • Please phone 07 40918444 for more information or email ReferralFCS@mulungu.com.au 

We want to:

  • Ensure that children remain with parents and caregivers to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families together.
  • Strengthen families and family groups in a supportive cultural context that is holistic and empowering.
  • Assist family es to make changes in the lives of their children, which will in turn strengthen our people and the communities in which they live. 

The Family Care Service will provide a strength based culturally appropriate response to:

  • Ensuring holistic; integrated case management .
  • Leverage family support from multiple service providers.
  • Offer personal support and development, focusing on practical skills that address specific needs in the family.
  • Information and advice
  • Parenting skills
  • Mapping of kinship connections
  • Budgeting and household management skills
  • Provide direct clinical and/or therapeutic counseling
  • Emotional support and healing practices within a cultural framework
  • Valuing and supporting families as the primary place of nurturing for children
  • Building strengths 
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