Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families

The Piliy­intin­ji-ki — Stronger Fam­i­lies (PSF) team pro­vide cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate social and emo­tion­al health ser­vices for men, women and fam­i­lies in Ten­nant Creek and the Bark­ly Region.

Piliy­intin­ji-ki is Wara­mungu lan­guage for​“to make some­thing bet­ter, to cure or make some­thing good”. This name informs how we pro­vide ser­vices to our peo­ple. Our aim is to improve their phys­i­cal, social and emo­tion­al health status. 

Some areas of focus for PSF include:

  • alco­hol and oth­er drugs
  • fam­i­ly violence
  • coun­selling
  • fam­i­ly support. 

We work with oth­er ser­vice providers in our area to pro­vide these services.

Our holis­tic approach also sees us under­tak­ing pro­mo­tion and pre­ven­tion ini­tia­tives including:

  • cul­tur­al activities
  • bush tuck­er and medicines
  • spe­cial­ist edu­ca­tion ses­sions in the areas of:
    • dia­betes
    • nutri­tion
    • psy­chol­o­gy
    • healthy lifestyle
    • Foetal Alco­hol Spec­trum Disorder
  • a social sup­port program
  • a holis­tic sex­u­al health program.

Bring­ing Them Home (Stolen Generation)

Bring­ing Them Home assists indi­vid­uals and sup­ports fam­i­lies to deal with trau­ma and grief brought about by the forced sep­a­ra­tion of chil­dren from their families.

For this ser­vice PSF works in part­ner­ship with Link Up Ser­vices, Cen­tral Aus­tralia Stolen Gen­er­a­tions and Cen­tral Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Congress.


Fam­i­ly Violence

Our work in this area aims at reduc­ing the pre­v­e­lance of fam­i­ly vio­lence and child abuse in the Ten­nant Creek com­mu­ni­ty. We do this by build­ing the capac­i­ty of fam­i­lies, indi­vid­u­als and the wider com­mu­ni­ty to address these issues.

We pro­vide:

  • coun­selling
  • edu­ca­tion
  • self-help mea­sures
  • mon­i­tor­ing and case man­age­ment by coun­selors and com­mu­ni­ty sup­port workers.

Inten­sive Fam­i­ly Sup­port Services

Our pre­ven­ta­tive and ear­ly inter­ven­tion fam­i­ly sup­port ser­vice, focus­es on fam­i­ly rela­tion­ships, par­ent­ing and fam­i­ly law services. 

The ser­vice helps peo­ple nav­i­gate life tran­si­tions and assists fam­i­lies who are vul­ner­a­ble to poor out­comes to build their resources and capa­bil­i­ties. Its aim is to enable more pos­i­tive fam­i­ly functioning.


Coun­selling Services

We pro­vide coun­selling ser­vices as a part of our holis­tic approach to Abo­rig­i­nal health care. By pro­mot­ing men­tal well­ness we aim to equip our clients to over­come issues in their lives.