Families are First for parenting wisdom

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Through the Families are First movement, the QFCC is wanting to hear the powerful stories of families whose children are thriving in a supported environment. 

The movement aims to change the narrative about and improve the understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family and child wellbeing and child-rearing practices, and to allow all Queensland families to be inspired by their wisdom.

Following the official launch on 20 June, the QFCC will travel to communities across Queensland to explore the values, beliefs and behaviours that shape Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families’ parenting, and how they deal with the challenges of raising kids. Through storytelling, artwork, song, and community defined activities we will showcase the positive stories, daily successes and inherent strengths built upon by a deep connection to country, community and culture. 

This movement won’t ignore the unique challenges. It will look at sharing the triumphs, despite disadvantage, that sees more than 96 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are thriving in their communities and at home with their families. 

If you would like to learn more about how you or your organisation can be part of this important conversation contact commissioner@qfcc.qld.gov.au