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van Beurden, E, Newell, S, Hughes, D, Franks, A, Binge, C & Lloyd, D 2006, Reconnecting Families Program: training phase evaluation report, prepared for Health Promotion, Population Health, Planning & Performance, North Coast Area Health Service, Lismore.


The Reconnecting Families Program (RFP) was developed in response to demand from local Aboriginal organisations to improve the health of their communities. Family function was a stated priority and specific requests were made for training around parenting skills and relationships. The literature reinforced this by highlighting the importance of quality early childhood experiences as a prerequisite for physical and mental wellbeing throughout life.