BDAC provides a number of family programs and services that aim to strengthen and protect Koori families and develop healthy and supportive family units.
Our Family Support Worker assists individuals and families experiencing child safety concerns and family disturbances. They also offer confidential individual, family or group advice about the causes and effects of addiction; behaviors support for families; and treatment referrals. BDAC also provides support to individuals seeking a service, and through the DHHS child first referral system.
Family violence support
The Aboriginal Women’s and Children’s Case Management Worker provides support to Aboriginal women, including those with children, who have experienced an episode of family violence. They address the safety needs of these women, and provide assistance and support for them to remain in the community if it is safe to do so.
Bringing Them Home
BDAC’s Bringing Them Home Worker provides a service that facilitates healing and improves the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been affected by past policies and practices of forced removal.
The program offers a link up service for individuals and families seeking to find their family history and reconnect or return to traditional country. This includes supports for clients who are part of the Royal Commission or are wanting to access closed adoption files.
The program also provides services to children in out-of-home care seeking to reconnect with their birth family.