Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families
The Piliyintinji-ki — Stronger Families (PSF) team provide culturally appropriate social and emotional health services for men, women and families in Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.
Piliyintinji-ki is Waramungu language for“to make something better, to cure or make something good”. This name informs how we provide services to our people. Our aim is to improve their physical, social and emotional health status.
Some areas of focus for PSF include:
- alcohol and other drugs
- family violence
- family support.
We work with other service providers in our area to provide these services.
Our holistic approach also sees us undertaking promotion and prevention initiatives including:
- cultural activities
- bush tucker and medicines
- specialist education sessions in the areas of:
- healthy lifestyle
- Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- a social support program
- a holistic sexual health program.
Bringing Them Home (Stolen Generation)
Bringing Them Home assists individuals and supports families to deal with trauma and grief brought about by the forced separation of children from their families.
For this service PSF works in partnership with Link Up Services, Central Australia Stolen Generations and Central Australian Aboriginal Congress.
Our work in this area aims at reducing the prevelance of family violence and child abuse in the Tennant Creek community. We do this by building the capacity of families, individuals and the wider community to address these issues.
- self-help measures
- monitoring and case management by counselors and community support workers.
Intensive Family Support Services
Our preventative and early intervention family support service, focuses on family relationships, parenting and family law services.
The service helps people navigate life transitions and assists families who are vulnerable to poor outcomes to build their resources and capabilities. Its aim is to enable more positive family functioning.
We provide counselling services as a part of our holistic approach to Aboriginal health care. By promoting mental wellness we aim to equip our clients to overcome issues in their lives.
Monday — Friday
8am — 4:30pm
Phone: (08) 8963 2914