The ACYFS project connects with Aboriginal workers and organisations throughout Metro west.
Yarn up is a highlight of the ACYFS project, facilitated on the last Friday of every month by Aunty Bev Eaton, a highly respected Elder in Metro West. Workers have found that attending yarn up has increased their knowledge and capacity on working with the local Aboriginal community, as well as provided them with opportunities to gain cultural support ~ not only from Aunty Bev, but also from workers who have had similar experiences working within community services.
Throughout the year Yarn Up also provides regular guest speakers to present, this provides workers with up‐to‐date local Aboriginal programs and opportunities. The guest speakers are all from various sections for
example: Closing the Gap (health), OTEN (education), Relationships Australia (family support).
For more information about Yarn Up Sessions click here
art work by Carly Mercier
ACYFS also provides Aboriginal workers ongoing opportunities to access training specifically tailored to their cultural needs and providing them with a safe cultural space to explore Aboriginal issues, local and national.
Over past 12 months ACYFS has been able to offer various training topics throughout Western Sydney for Aboriginal workers.