CREATING WELL-BEING AND RESILIENCE

Happy, healthy children, young people and families are the centre of our communities

Welcome to the Stronger Familes Alliance — a groundbreaking network of government, non-profit and voluntary organisations working together with community to bring friendship, fun and professional support to Blue Mountains families.

We believe future generations will prosper with vibrant, child and youth friendly neighbourhoods and services that nurture wellbeing and resillience.

Alliance members harness the latest evidence about ways to solve complex child, family and community problems to improve outcomes for children and young people in the Blue Mountains City.

Central to our philosophy is the use of Collective Impact, which brings together many diverse people and organisations in the search for lasting solutions. The Child and Family Plan is our joint roadmap for action. 

In 2015 the Stronger Families Alliance expanded its reach and now works from 'conception to career' focusing on children from pregnancy through to 18 years old. We are developing new ways of working together and devising a new common strategic plan - all with the goal of improving our community impact. To find out more click here.

To download our new SFA calling card click here.

To view our 2016 meeting schedule click here.

To download directories about services available for children 0 -12 click here and young people 12- 24 click here.

To get involved contact the SFA Collaboration Convener.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Huge community consultation underway for new Child and Youth Plan

We are using the Harwood Institute model of community collaboration to co-create our new Child and Youth Plan with the Blue Mountains community. To learn more or get involved click here. 

Relaunch of Youth Council attracts record number of applicants 

The bi-annual election of Youth Council members has been completed along with the launch of a Facebook page & youth leadership program. To find out more click here.

Bush Trackers secures large scale up grant 

The SFA Bush Trackers Program has secured a $99,300 grant from the Environmental Trust to scale up, expand its distribution and produce more maps 'by kids for kids'. To learn more and order maps click here.

SFA Professional Develoment - Children and Young People: Mental health and resilience - Event keynote available online

Keynote Anthony Hillin with members of the SFA who organised the event.

To request a link to see videos of Anthony's keynote click here

View the Groundbreaking Frameworks for Social Change Forum Online

A lineup of impressive Australian speakers covering systems change, cutting-edge program design, new wave evaluation and collective impact. From SFA Forum 12th August. For videos and powerpoints click here.

Launch of the Positive Schools Program

The Positive Schools Program brings positive psychology practices into the classroom to enhance wellbeing and prevent mental illness in young people.

Click here to download a copy of the Child & Family Plan

Keep in Touch!

Click here to subscribe to our newsletter for half yearly updates from the Stronger Families Alliance or if you wish to contact us about media publications.