Stronger Families, Stronger Communities

National Families Week celebrates the essential role that families play in building welcoming and connected communities. The Families Week theme ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’ highlights the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and emphasises the message that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

“While most Australian families and children are doing well on a range of wellbeing indicators such as health and relationships, many families and individuals face significant challenges. Even with their best efforts, many families struggle to meet their children’s physical and emotional needs, and are subject to social, economic and environmental forces that are seemingly beyond their control,” said Anglicare NT CEO Dave Pugh.

“By improving community support to these families, along with approaches which promote self-reliance, families can be empowered to provide quality care and protection to their children.”

Anglicare NT’s work across the Territory includes early childhood, child development, intensive youth and family support, accommodation assistance, early intervention, and Out of Home Care. We also play a vital role in supporting Territorians with services that provide individual, couple and family counselling, mediation and parenting education courses.

Building on the success of four previous forums, Anglicare NT will host the We Grow Them Up Learning Forum in East Arnhem this week to showcase the work organisations are doing in the region to support children and families. Service providers, community workers and parents will share learnings about playgroups, early childhood learning, children and family services and community capacity building.

“It is a privilege to be able to continue to bring people from across East Arnhem together to focus on what is going well for children and their families, and what we can learn from each other,” said Anglicare NT CEO Dave Pugh.