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Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT group program
The Ngala Nanga Mai (We dream) program is focused on improving the health and well being of young Aboriginal parents and their children in the La Perouse area, Sydney, New South Wales, by reducing the social isolation of this population group.
Ngala Nanga Mai has three main objectives:
- improve the health of young Aboriginal parents and their children
- facilitate return to educational opportunities with an aim to improve employment opportunities
- improve social connectedness.
The program includes:
- a twice weekly 3 hour art program for young parents
- continuity of care, support and education from the antenatal to the postnatal period from an Aboriginal early education officer, an early childhood nurse and a paediatric doctor, and via linkages to midwives
- on-site childcare to enable parent participatation and model positive parent-child interactions
- volunteer mentoring and tutoring services provided by TAFE Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) Aboriginal Education Training Unit's Indigenous tutorial assistance scheme
- transport and food provision
- cultural and local community activities.
Abstract adapted from Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT group program
Ngala Nanga Mai pARenT Group Program
Sydney Children's Community Health Centre
Cnr Avoca & Barker Streets
Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9382 8472
Mobile: 0408 516 950