This Australia Day, we encourage you to stand with First Nations People and share the message, January 26 is not a date to celebrate.
‘One of a Kind’ Children’s Story Book
Darcy and Oliver discovering their way
One of a Kind: Darcy and Oliver discovering their way, is a book designed to be read with children living in foster and kinship care who have a parent with a mental health condition, including children who have experienced trauma through family violence.
This inspiring story was written to support conversations with children about parental mental health conditions encouraging them to talk and ask questions.
Alfred Health and Monash Health identified a gap in the market for material that supports children with a parent facing mental health conditions, which encouraged them to take the initiative to bring this book to life.
The vision of this story is to provide guidance and space for conversations to occur between carers and children about understanding parental mental health.
Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
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