Children’s healthy development is vital for their learning and wellbeing and lays the foundation for a happy and healthy life.
Families have access to a range of SA Health services and programs through Children and Family Centres including:
Aboriginal Health Services such as health screening, illness prevention, counselling, and
health life advice and adult and child health checks.
- Health Promotion Officers: centres at Ceduna, Christies Beach and Whyalla have links to a Health Promotion Officer. Health Promotion Officers support staff to coordinate and deliver appropriate health and wellbeing programs to Aboriginal families, with a focus on healthy eating, physical activity and oral health.
- Health promotion materials and activities on dental health, healthy eating and physical activity and health, child development and parenting information.
- Child and Family Health Services, such as maternal health nurses and child health checks.
Primary Health Care Services, such as speech pathology, occupational therapy and nutrition groups, young mother’s groups, fatherhood programs and Aboriginal health programs.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, including therapy for children and parents and
The Incredible Years program.
Child Dental clinics
- Allied Health Program: In some centres occupational therapists and speech pathologists provide health programs to build the skills and knowledge of staff and parents to support children’s development.
- developmental screening
- staff development sessions
- parent consultation
- parent and child group programs
- short term intervention for children