Family & Cultural Support Program
InComPro Family & Cultural Support Program
The Family & Cultural Support Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of its participants, comprising at risk families.
The program is part of a long-term intervention designed to address the unmet behavioural support needs of a number of at risk families and students, to enable healing and reconnection within their family, their community and to improve attendance at school.
The program delivers its outcomes through the development of leadership qualities of its families, through Case Managing, Case Coordination, outreach support, mentoring and role modelling around cultural and community identity, and cultural and personal values.
• Advocating, referral and linking to specialist services.
• Use positive group mentors, professionals and other role models who have a direct affiliation or link to the participant’s Community.
• Identify participant’s needs and issues and assist them to address these in a positive way.
• Assist the participants to develop and build upon existing support networks.
• Provide weekly contact with the participants to develop and build self-esteem and self-confidence.
• Improve the participants’ connection to the community and Aboriginal culture.
• Encourage and support an increased sense of responsibility to the community in general.
• Develop increased awareness of issues that affect Aboriginal people today e.g. health, drugs, alcohol, education, accommodation, crime, economic disadvantage etc.
• Involve participants in workshops and visits from various professionals who deal with the issues faced by the participants.
In addition, and with the assistance of all above initiatives, the program aims to introduce its participants to a range of experiences aimed at:
• Developing their knowledge of their own culture
• Building positive images of their self, culture and community.
• Showing the participants positive alternatives to harmful activities.
• Increasing attendance of students at school.
This will be delivered via programs within the school or off site at InComPro’s training room or various venues within the area.
The outcome of the Family & Cultural Support Program is to increase and improve school attendance of the young people involved with the program.
This is done through the involvement of Aboriginal role models, who encourage positive behaviours through recognising the strength of Aboriginal family and culture.
The Family & Cultural Support Program operates in partnership with Paralowie R-12 and Lake Windemere B-7 Schools.
Families registered with the program have received support in dealing with school issues, and have received support with food assistance and travel assistance to attend Medical, Dental & Mental Health appointments.
The Program includes Young Culture Kingz, a support group that runs on Tuesday’s for young people aged 7-12 from participating schools.
Young Culture Kingz consists of 40 minutes of Literacy & Numeracy, followed by lunch. InComPro provides a healthy option for all young people attending plus 40 minutes of Cultural activities. The rest of the program consists of either sport or Art. The Young Culture Kingz program caters for 10 young people weekly.
The Family & Cultural Support Program also offers cultural and personal support to young students, consisting of weekly face to face meetings with the young people at school to discuss and talk through any concerns or issues that they are experiencing.
For further information contact:
Denise Black, Program Coordinator on 7324 5072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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