About the Family Action Centre
The Family Action Centre is located at the University of Newcastle, NSW. It is a multidisciplinary Centre with the vision of a truly civil society and a belief that family wellbeing is the cornerstone of healthy communities. The FAC is fully self-funded, receiving funds from departments of the NSW State Government and the Commonwealth Government, from philanthropic organisations, and from corporate and private sponsorship.
We exist to strengthen families and communities by developing and implementing programs, undertaking research and training, and creating models of practice that promote sustainability, social justice and community leadership. Our current programs include the Boys in Schools Program, the Fathers and Families Program, the Caravan Project, Home-Start and the Brothers Inside project.
Through our vision of a truly civil society, the Family Action Centre has become a national leader in strengthening families and communities. We:
- deliver support programs
- disseminate information
- advocate for family wellbeing
- engage in research
- provide training and consultation.
Together, these actions form a potent mix which acts as a catalyst for social change.
The Family Action Centre began in 1986 with one project, which addressed the needs of caravan park families. The Caravan Project (now known as The Hunter Outreach Project) still operates, while around it we have grown into an independent research centre within the University of Newcastle.
We've developed many innovative and effective support programs, several using trained volunteers and involving parents and children. We work with service providers, including schools, in order to improve practice and to achieve better outcomes for boys and girls.
We believe that the importance of the family cannot be overstated; family strengths build on strengths already existing in the community.
COLLOQUIUM REPORT - 2011 - CLICK HERE
Title: Outreach and Intergration in Family Services: Enhancing the capacity of the NGO sector
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS - Facilitating Groups Workshops May & June 2013 - presenter Dee Brooks