Dhiiyaan (Meaning Family) Brighter Futures
Our objective is building strengths and engaging families with Cultural support, to promote;
- • Healthy development in children
- • Strong and functional families
- • Help reduce child abuse and neglect
- • Help reduce intergenerational disadvantage
Families wanting to participate in the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures program can be referred to us through the following pathways:
- • A community agency or health professional such as a doctor, welfare worker, childcare worker or teachers
- • The Department of Community Services Helpline.
- • Self referral
To make a community referral or self referral, please phone us on 02 4620 0400 or visit our centre to discuss the referral and we will guide you through the process.
With the cultural support of the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures Program, you are able to assist with the planning of your family’s future. Brighter Futures is designed to support you and your family and together we can work on building the strengths and needs you and your family already have.
Each family joining the program will be linked with a Brighter Futures caseworker who will work with families to identify their strengths and needs and develop a cultural support package.
Our services are centered but not limited to linking families to the following services:
- 1. Centre-based quality child care
- 2. Regular home visiting
- 3. Parenting Programs
- 4. Case Management
- 5. Centre and home based family support services
Is Brighter Futures the right program for my family?
Eligibility and suitability are assessed by identifying whether your family may be experiencing challenges in some of the following areas:
A positive parenting program that helps families to minimise the stresses of parenting and maximise the fun of raising children.
A short but effective parenting program to assist with challenging behaviours that some parents face in their day to day lives.
Meet other parents in a fun, relaxing environment and learn Aboriginal Art.
Learn budgeting tips and how to avoid future budgeting challenges.
Learn ideas that you can take home to take care of yourself as we often forget to.
Brighter Futures also link families to other programs that may be beneficial to assist your family achieve goals.
are directly linked to and can assist your family with accessing the
right ones for you.