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Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities (BSF)

Are you looking to improve the health of your child?

The Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal Children Families and Communities (BSF) service provides free, culturally safe, early childhood health services for Aboriginal children from birth through to school age and their families in Griffith, Narrandera and Lake Cargelligo.

The services are provided by a Child and Family Health Nurse and an Aboriginal Health Worker, working to support the health, growth and development of Aboriginal children.

The BSF service aims to support your family to provide a nurturing environment, so that children develop optimal physical, social, emotional and cultural wellbeing and are ready for school.

Parents/carers can self-refer to the BSF. With consent from parent/carer, referrals can also come from other services and agencies, such as the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS), maternity services, childcare centres, General Practitioners, Child and Family Health Nurses, Aboriginal Medical Services.

How will this Service help you?

BSF services can be provided in the home, in the local community in a place where families and children feel safe and comfortable and at the local health centre.

BSF services include, but are not limited to:

  • Child developmental health checks as per My Personal Health Record (Blue Book)
  • Immunisation
  • Early identification of families’ needs
  • Referrals to other services
  • Health promotion, health education, support for parents and carers and community development

Help your child have the best opportunity for a great start to school!

Last updated: 20 November 2019