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COVID-19 Information for our consumers
Acknowledgement
The Child and Family Health Service acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

Dad and Jonty

The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) has a number of Aboriginal Cultural Child and Family Support Consultants (ACCFSCs) and Aboriginal clinical leaders whose role is to support parents and carers of Aboriginal identified infants.

The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) uses the term ‘Aboriginal’ to refer to people who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, or both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. We do this because first nations people of South Australia are Aboriginal, and we respect that many Aboriginal people prefer the term ‘Aboriginal’.

CaFHS acknowledges the gap in the health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians remains unacceptably wide and the need for early engagement, identification and supports is crucial in reducing this gap.

The Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) has a number of Aboriginal Cultural Child and Family Support Consultants (ACCFSCs) based at various sites across the state, whose role is to support parents and carers of Aboriginal identified infants.

This support can include:

  • access and engagement with CaFHS services and staff
  • home and/or clinic visits
  • parent education
  • child development
  • connecting families with other services either within CaFHS or the broader community.

Aboriginal Cultural Child and Family Support Consultants contribute to improving the health, development and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal children and families, through direct supports and guiding and supporting non-Aboriginal CaFHS staff in providing culturally sensitive and respectful services to families, ensuring culture is considered in service delivery and supports.


Contact

Should you wish to speak to an Aboriginal staff member, please contact CaFHS on 1300 733 606 and ask for an Aboriginal staff member to give you a call back.

Resources

Adults Supporting Kids

Adults Supporting Kids (ASK) acknowledges the strength of cultural parenting practices and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of raising children and young people to be strong, resilient, and happy.

Extra support is available to help your family stay safe during the hard times. ASK can help you find support services and people to yarn to or walk alongside you.

Click here to go to the ASK website.