Building Strong Foundations (BSF) for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities services provide culturally safe child and family health services for Aboriginal children from birth to school age and their families.
Services are provided by teams of Aboriginal health workers and child and family health nurses. In some locations the team includes allied health workers for example, social workers and speech pathologists.
Parents and carers don't need a doctor's referral to attend a BSF service. Other services such as the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service, maternity services, childcare centres, General Practitioners and Child Wellbeing Units can make a referral to a BSF service.
BSF services include:
BSF services provide information on:
Services are located in:
Map of BSF services
The Training Support Unit (TSU) provides professional development to AMIHS, BSF and other staff working collaboratively with these programs.
TSU education and training ensures staff have the knowledge and skills to provide sustainable, culturally appropriate maternity and child health care to Aboriginal families.