As a key component of the Department of Communities “Building Safe and Strong Families Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy,” the Family Support Network(FSN) model has now been expanded across the metropolitan area, and operates in four corridors:
FSNs are delivered in partnership with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and aim to provide culturally appropriate services which prioritise the needs of Aboriginal families.
The FSNs work with families to identify and improve their cultural needs designed to include their natural support networks and wider community links that encourage and assist families to thrive in their community.
FSNs are designed to help families:
- Improve parenting skills to care safely for their children at home by teaching parenting skills
- Receive an integrated and coordinated service response to divert them from the child protection system
- Develop and strengthen culturally safe support networks.