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This program was established by North Coast Area Health Service to develop a plan to improve local Aboriginal health in the Lismore area of New South Wales. The program consists of a 15 week course directed predominantly at Aboriginal men to provide support in their roles as fathers and to help maintain ongoing positive relationships with their children and current or ex-partners.
North Coast Area Health Service
Ph: (02) 6620 7500
Fax: (02) 6622 2151
The Koori Fathering Program emerged from a demand from local Koori men and organisations to provide information and training on improving skills and relationships. The 15 week course was held in 2002 and 2003 and comprehensively evaluated as a pilot program. This evaluation report outlines how the program was successful in engaging Aboriginal fathers and improving their knowledge, attitudes, skills, practices and family relationships.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract