INDIGENOUS ELDERS FASD WORK IN ROCKY

The beginnings of FASD Awareness in Rocky

FASD Awareness in Rockhampton started with the Region's Indigenous Elders - Aunty Elaine, Aunty Priscilla and Aunty Judy.  
Their work started in the 1980s helping families, school children and individuals while raising awareness for the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

THIS IS HOW ABORIGINAL WOMEN HAVE BEEN TACKLING THE EFFECTS OF DRINKING DURING PREGNANCY

An Informative Article by Amy McGuire - Buzzfeed.com

'Aunty Priscilla and elders Aunty Elaine Williams, Aunty Judy Tatow and Aunty Carol Willie were at the forefront of educating the Central Queensland Aboriginal community on the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.'

ELDERS WORKING TOGETHER

Founding Members of AICRA – Aboriginal and Islander Community Resource Agency 

Projects:

  • Aged Care Program  

  • MPIP: Management of Public Intoxification Program 

  • Indigenous Disability Employment Program   

  • Women’s Health Clinic   

  • Hospital Liaison Officer Program  

  • NAIDOC Baby Show  (20 years+)   

  • Annual Family Christmas Gathering at the Beach for FASD families HACC Program   

  • Women’s FASD Conferences – Hervey Bay/ Rockhampton/Capricorn Coast  

  • Mental Health Week Activities with Rotary

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