Wurin yan wurinwan
binga murra warra – To love, to support,
to stand one’s ground
Information for Aboriginal Women with Family Members in Prison
This book was developed to
provide information and resources to
Aboriginal women who have a family
member in prison. Funded by the
New South Wales Office for Women
and the Premier’s Department, it was researched and designed by
Nikki Read from our Bathurst office.
The information in the booklet is drawn from life experiences of Aboriginal women who have had family in prison. It gives advice where to seek help, plus general advice on how to cope.
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Putting Your Child First
It is hard enough for adults to cope with all the changes and emotions they experience when a family member is in prison. We all need to remember that it is often even harder for children and young people. This book is a survival guide for families when a parent first goes to prison.
Children and their carers often feel very alone as they struggle to face a variety of difficulties. This book offers insights to help guide and inform carers of children of prisoners about the different issues children and young people can face on a daily basis, and provides suggestions and ideas to help carers give their families the best opportunity for a positive future.
You can download the book as a PDF or order the hard-copy book from SHINE for Kids by phoning us on (02) 9714 3000.
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