Many Aboriginal children grow up not knowing their family or their culture. While Kinship Connections strongly advocates for our kids to be in kinship placements, this option is not always available to all children. There are many remarkable non-Aboriginal carers out there who want to keep their kids connected to their Aboriginality but don’t have the resources to do so.
Our Standing Strong program has a Kinship Connections mentor working through a specially designed identity workbook with the child. The workbook includes information about Aboriginal culture, questions around self, culture and identity to encourage self-reflection and dialogue between the child, their carer and their mentor. Mentorship is typically conducted weekly over a period of approximately three months allowing the child to contact the mentor at any time for future support.
Our Standing Strong program reinforces Aboriginal kids’ knowledge of who they are and where they come from, securing cultural identity and self-esteem.
Please note this service is provided on a fee for service basis. In order to get the ball rolling, please complete the Enquiry Form below: