• Prison Invisits Program

    Prison Invisits Program

    Visiting prisons can be a traumatic, confusing and frequently upsetting time for children, but an enjoyable visit to their parent develops a stronger child-parent bond. A SHINE for Kids worker and trained volunteers offer enjoyable and relaxing activities to occupy children between times spent talking to their parent.

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  • Child/Parent Activity Days

    Child/Parent Activity Day

    A Child/Parent Activity Day is a special day set aside for children of prisoners to spend extended time with their parents, without other family members. The parent may make their child’s lunch, feed a bottle, play ball or and create art and craft – everyday parenting tasks not possible during a normal visit.

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  • NAIDOC Family Fun Days

    NAIDOC Family Fun Days

    NAIDOC Week is celebrated each year at Child and Family Centres throughout NSW with a variety of activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates and their families, including traditional food, dancing and painting.

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  • ‘Belonging to Family’ Program

    'Belonging to Family' artwork

    This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents with 6 to 12 months to serve. Over several weeks this program uses group work reduce recidivism by strengthening the connections between Aboriginal inmates and their partners, their children, their children’s carer, their extended family and/or their community elders.

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  • Non Placement Support Services (NPSS) – NSW

    SHINE for Kids: support, hope, inspire, nurture, empower

    Services delivered via the NPSS program in NSW by SHINE for Kids include Supervised Transport; Supervised Contact; and Mentoring and Casework for Young People.

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