• 111 Callandoon Street, PO Box 687, Goondiwindi, Qld, 4390 Australia
  • 07 46 700 700
  • info@caregoondiwindi.org.au

IPSS – Indigenous Parenting Support Services

Indigenous Parenting Support Service provides flexible, culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Goondiwindi and surrounding area.

Indigenous Parenting Support Service (IPSS) focuses on enhancing and improving parenting skills, assisting in addressing those parental needs that may impede on positive parenting and family functioning, and building strong and supportive community networks. We work with parents/caregivers and families of vulnerable/at risk children aged 0 – 18 years, with a particular focus on 0 – 2 years and can provide intensive support one-on-one or in small group sessions.

We provide programs that assist parents/caregivers and families to:

  • Enhance and build on parenting skills in areas such as child development, attachment, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, safety and behaviour
  • Support parents to develop positive and safe relationships with their children
  • Play and education; strategies for getting children to Kindy and school
  • Responsibility of parents/caregivers, managing money and commitments
  • Facilitate referrals and link families with other appropriate services
  • To help parents identify issues that are restricting their effectiveness, to set goals and strategies and support implementing these

IPSS Weekly Activity Schedule
Monday – Client Work 8.30am – 1.00pm
Tuesday –
Boggabilla Men & Women’s Cooking Program – 11am – 1.30pm
Wednesday –
Breakfast Club – Toomelah 7.30am – 9.30am
Thursday –
FAFT (Families as First Teacher) – Toomelah 9am to 12pm
Friday –
FAFT (Families as First Teachers) – Boggabilla 9am – 12pm. Girls with a Purpose (Toomelah) F/N 1.45pm to 2.45pm

Care Goondiwindi – Indigenous Family Support
Karlene Middleton – Coordinator
Samantha Bartman – Support Worker
Shaniah Hinch – Trainee




For further Information
Care Goondiwindi Association Inc.
Phone: (07) 4670 0700
E-mail: info@caregoondiwindi.org.au