Strong Families seeks to lift entrenched dysfunction that results in the over-representation of Cape children in the Child Welfare system by restoring social norms around healthy, nurturing and loving homes.

Story Time

The Hope Vale CYAAA (Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy) campus hosted their Book Fair, and the dress up theme was Favourite Fictional Book Character. The students and teachers all joined in, and dozens of fictional characters were brought to life, including Lane...

Hope Vale Mothers Day Celebrations

Hope Vale Community Celebration for Mothers Day 2018. All service providers came together to host a Mothers Day event on the 9th May involving pampering, singing, dancing, craft activities and a performance from the CYAAA band. The Strong...

A Great Time

A wonderful Family and First Teachers day in Mossman Gorge. Excited kids and engaged grand parents, parents and carers made for a great time had by all.

Hopevale Womens International Day

CYP hosted the Women's International Day in Hopevale on 8th March 2018. The theme this year is PressforProgress around women empowerment and gender equality. Our day was filled with Joanne doing a great job at being our MC, Karen doing welcome...

Aurukun International Womens Day

Great contribution form all those who attended the Parent Hub to share time and celebrate those who forged the way, to stand united and keep opening doors for future generations to come. Lots of ladies, love and laughter! Comments from ladies...

Learning Through Play

The Family as First Teachers AFT targeting parents and children on the way home after school was a huge success. Through utilizing recycled materials and some crafty tips, families were introduced to fun ways to explore learning through play,...

Gaining in Confidence

CYP Parenting held a workshop today with referred clients as an "Attainment Ceremony" acknowledging their participation and attendance to the Strong Families Program to support needs outlined through their intake and referrals processes. The...

It’s Christmas Time

Apunipima Cape York Health Council hosted 'breakfast with Santa' which CYP supported with breakfast items and running a playgroup activity which ended up being a craft activity with all kids taking part in decorating Christmas cards and...

Story Time

Parents and children enjoying a FaFT Playgroup activity making felt teddies and putting clothes on them. The activity also had a story book that was read to the children learning about what we wear like shorts, shirts and hats and different...

Broadening Experience

Karen Gordon, Strong Families Support Worker in Hope Vale enjoyed her site visits to Yarrabah and Mantaka as a learning piece and awareness of how FaFT playgroup is delivered in other areas. Karen really enjoyed her experience and would like to visit the other OHub's...

   Positive parenting knowledge

   Positive parenting skills and techniques

   Use of positive parenting at home

   Happy and healthy children and families

Strong Families encourages and promotes positive parenting by:

  • creating opportunities for families to positively engage with each other and other community members
  • equipping parents and carers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively care for their children through positive parenting sessions
  • supporting families in everyday parenting struggles through ongoing family support
  • assisting families to create happy and healthy homes for their children.
Click the brochure to learn more about how Stronger Families can help you build up your parenting skills and give your children a happy and healthy childhood.