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Strong Mothers, Strong Families

Strong Mothers, Strong Families | Community Outreach Services & Programs - Carbal Medical Services

Carbal’s Strong Mothers, Strong Families is a community outreach program designed to promote the importance of the role that mothers and other female carers have in early childhood development.

The program offers ‘hands-on’ sessions where Carbal’s experienced health workers can teach practical ways that mums can engage and interact with baby from a young age, leading to postive long-term health and developmental outcomes.

Being a Strong, Supportive Role Model
is Important for Mother & Child

Studies have shown that how a mother behaves and interacts with their child at a young age directly influences how children will act towards others throughout childhood and adulthood.

Some principles that our sessions focus on include:

     

  • Teaching your kids the value of respect by taking the actions towards being a good role model;
  • Your child will learn about male/female  relationships by observing you, it is important she sees you showing care and respect for everyone in the family;
  • Your child will watch you and often copy your actions. This is how they learn about male/female relationships, friendships and their role in the community and family.

Aims of the Program

Carbal’s Strong Mothers, Strong Families programs has the following aims:
 

  • To improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female‘s ability to contribute positively to the health and wellbeing of their children;
  • To support the developmental needs of children by encouraging mothers and other carers to be healthy role models and engage fully in children‘s lives.
Strong Mothers, Strong Families (SMSF) - Outreach Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick

Program Details

Strong Mothers, Strong Families delivers a program that is run over 6 weeks with a 3 hour session held week.

Session topics include:

  • Call me Dad Presentation
  • The Roles of Mothers
  • Communicating with Children
  • Children and Confidence
  • Behaviour
  • Stress and Anger
  • Relationships & Personal Development

Each session has a child and mother focus and sessions take place through a ‘yarnin circle‘, giving mothers the chance to ask questions and to have an input in the sessions.

Privacy & Confidentiality

All consultations are confidential and your health information will only ever be accessed by those directly involved with your care, including the monitoring of its quality.

Carbal Medical Services aligns its services in accordance with the National Privacy Principals and if you are required to access further medical services, you will be asked to sign a patient consent form at our clinic.

Benefits For Children

Who Have A Strong Maternal Relationship:

Better Results at School

Better Results At School

They’ll show increased academic performance during their primary and senior school years

Stronger Relationships

Stronger Relationships

They’ll be better at developing personal relationships throughout their lifetime.

Improved Role In Community

Improved Role in their Community

They’ll develop a stronger connection with, and be more likely to positively contribute within their community.

Mum’s Support Networks

PROTEA PLACE

📞 | 0403 756 783
🌐 | https://proteaplace.org.au

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTRE
TOOWOOMBA

📞 | (07) 4642 1354

SALVATION ARMY

24 hour crisis counseling and referral

📞 | (07) 4632 4133
📞 | 1300 363 622
🌐 | salvationarmy.org.au

OZCARE TOOWOOMBA

📞 | 1800 692 273

ST VINCENT DE PAUL

📞 | (07) 4632 9960

Strong Mothers, Strong Families (SMSF) - Outreach Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick

Get In Touch

For all enquiries relating to our Strong Mothers, Strong Families program, please contact Carbal Medical Services Toowoomba Outreach Team during business hours on the phone numbers below, or submit an online enquiry:

📱 | 0428 678 184

📱 | 0400 644 657

Strong Mothers, Strong Families (SMSF) - Outreach Services | Carbal Medical Services - AMS - Aboriginal Medical Service Toowoomba & Warwick

Register Your Interest

Are you interested in being involved with the next round of Carbal’s Strong Mothers, Strong Families program?

We’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your details and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss further with you.

Strong Mothers, Strong Families | Community Outreach Services & Programs - Carbal Medical Services