The Family Action Centre

The Family Action Centre is privileged to work with, contribute to and be supported by many groups.

The following list of external organisations - some local, some interstate and some international – are our major partners and associates:

  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
  • Australian Association of Parenting and Child Health Benevolent Society (NSW)
  • Berry Street VIC
  • BeyondBlue
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance (NSW)
  • Defence Health Ltd
  • Department of Social Services (Australia)
  • Family Inclusion Strategies Hunter (FISH)
  • Family Support Services Inc. (NSW)
  • Griffith University QLD
  • Jeder Institute
  • LeapFrog Ability
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Ngala
  • NSW Department of Family & Community Services
  • NSW Department of Education & Communities
  • NSW Institute of Psychiatry
  • QLD Health
  • Parenting Research Centre VIC
  • Paternal Perinatal Depression Initiative (PPDI)
  • Schools as Community Centres (Hunter)
  • South China Normal University, China
  • Steve Waugh Foundation Inc. (Australia)
  • The Smith Family
  • The TATA Institute of Social Sciences, India
  • The University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
  • The Healing Foundation
  • Tresillian
  • University of Raden Fatah, Palembang Indonesia
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) Indonesia
  • Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
  • Young & Well Cooperative Research Centre

During the 25th birthday celebration in 2011 of the Family Action Centre, patron Geraldine Doogue made the following statement:

I'm very proud to be a patron of the Family Action Centre because it embodies a blend of practical action plus ongoing enquiry that I think is the best of Australian pragmatism. It also puts the Health of our communities right up there with other more publicised issues, like economics and politics...we accord this the highest priority.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.