Tharawal’s Bringing Them Home Program offers:
Personal case management service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Descendants, who are survivors of the Stolen Generation.
The Stolen Generation is the name given to Aboriginal People:
Who were removed from their families as children or were decendants.
Sent to institutions.
Some children were removed, sent to institutions or adopted or fostered by Non Aboriginal
families between 1910 to 1970.
Children who were removed experiences were varied depending on the situation to which they were in and the amount of
attention they received;
Some children appeared to cope with trauma of losing their families, but as adults have to cope with the emptiness, resulting from the silence about their birth families and the denial of their Indigenous Heritage.
Many more children never overcome their traumatic loss; their lives have become an anguished story or social and emotional turmoil.
Children placed with unsatisfactory foster parents or in Institutions fared the worst.