Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families
Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families (PSF) provides culturally appropriate services for men, women and families of the Tennant Creek Region. Piliyintinji-Ki is Waramungu for "to make something better, to cure or make something good". Piliyintinji-Ki is not only the name of the section but also determines how we provide services to our people.We provide a wide range of services for community members to assist with:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Provides access to wide range of services for community members to assist with substance misuse and work collaboratively within the Tennant Creek Region with other service providers.
The services provided will include culturally appropriate services for men/women and children of the Tennant Creek Region and delivered in a holistic manner. The delivery will include promotion and prevention initiatives that are fundamental to improving Aboriginal physical, social and emotional health status.
- Cultural Activities
- Bush Tucker/Medicines
- Specialist Education Sessions (diabetes, nutrition, phychology, healthy lifestyle, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder etc)
- Social Support Program
- Holistic Sexual Health Program
Bringing Them Home (Stolen Generation)
- Work to address the needs of the individual and support families experiencing emotional and social well being problems associated with trauma and grief, forced separation of children from their families, family violence and suicide.
- PSF also works in partnership with other Link Up Services, Central Australia Stolen Generations, CAAC.
- Assisting to reduce the level of family violence and child abuse in the Tennant Creek community by capacity building communities, families and individuals in addressing these issues. This is done by providing counselling, education on issues, self help measures, monitoring and case management by counselors and Community Support Workers
Intensive Family Support Services
- Provision of a preventative and early intervention family support services, focusing on family relationships, parenting and family law services to help navigate life’s transitions and to help families who are vulnerable to poor outcomes to build their resources and capabilities to enable more positive family functioning.
- The counselling services are a part of the solution and we provide a Capacity Building Timetable for the Men’s and Women’s Centres, that value add to our clients needs and capacity building for their daily lives. The timetable includes:
PSF is also involved in organising many national events, below is an overview of the main events.
PSF is open from Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.
To read the PSF Information Brochure click here
Programs & Services
The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – One year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
Piliyintji-Ki is is heavily involved in working with people who were forcibly removed from their families during the 1900's. As part of that, Piliyintinji-Ki is responsible for organising the anniversary of the National Apology ceremony which was given by the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008.
The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) is an awareness committee and the name of an Australian week of observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday.
On the afternoon of 6 December 1989, a man walked into the Ecole Polytechnique University in Montreal and massacred 14 of his female classmates. His actions traumatised a nation and brought the issue of violence against women to the forefront of our collective consciousness.