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The Indigenous children's program (ICP), run by the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services (CAAPS) in the Northern Territory, provides a holistic approach to early intervention and prevention services. Education sessions focus on substance misuse and the effects on family and community. Education on the kinship system covers traditional parenting roles and responsibilities. To strengthen culture, kinship and develop relationships, children and their families are involved in a range of activities which can include storytelling, music, campfires, cooking, art, craft and gardening activities.
The ICP aims to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities and build their resilience and support networks. The program aims to:
The ICP is closely related to the Healthy families program also run by CAAPS
Abstract adapted by the Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services
Council for Aboriginal Alcohol Program Services Inc.
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