CELA supports Family Matters.
Please, visit the links below, watch the videos, check your state’s information, share the resources with educators and families, and consider other ways – however small they may seem – that you and your service can contribute to stopping the cycle of removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from family, community and culture. You can also check back to our earlier story, when Family Matters presented Australia’s devastating report card.
Source: Family Matters News and Resources, Week of Action
The Family Matters Week of Action is 14-20 May
During this week, we’ll highlight the fundamental issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Most importantly, we’re working to shine a light on the disconnection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from community, culture and country.
- inform service providers, policy decision makers, and the Australian public of the national crisis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander over-representation in out-of home care.
- garner support to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for within family, community and culture.
- ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and organisations are empowered to exercise their responsibilities for the safety and wellbeing of their children.
Together, we can break the cycle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child removal.
Family Matters Resources
What can you do?
Know your rights – check out the Family Matters Community Resource Guides for your state or territory:
Family Matters printable resources:
Videos from Family Matters: