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 current 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 have developed new ways of working together and are now creating a new common strategic plan - the Child an Youth Plan. To find out more click here

To download the SFA brochure 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

Authentic community engagement workshop

Putting community at the heart of collective impact planning and action. Workshop with leading Australian authority Max Hardy. March 23rd, The Carrington, Katoomba. To enrol click here.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops we are using to create the new Child and Youth Plan

SFA collaborative strategic planning workshops underway

The SFA will meet on March 2nd and May 2nd to complete the first two steps in journey to create the new Child and Youth Plan. To see the steps we are taking on this journey click here.

Results of huge community consultation for new Child and Youth Plan released

The report on the community consultation we undertook in 2016 are now available click here

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. 

Minister for Family and Community Services and Social Housing, Hon. Brad Hazzard to launch Stronger Families Alliance Evaluation 

The Hon. Minister Brad Hazzard launched the Stronger Families Alliance Evaluation 2007-2015 on Monday 7th November, 2016. To read press coverage click here.

Stronger Families Alliance Evaluation released

To read our 2007-2015 evaluation, by Charles Sturt
University, click here.

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

Keep in Touch!

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