Link-Up (NSW) Reunification Program offers professional, confidential, culturally appropriate research and social and emotional wellbeing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the purpose of a reunion.
Reunification is assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been affected by past government removal policies, including separation through adoption, fostering, forced removal or institutionalisation.
A reunion may include being reunited with family, returning to country or graveside reunions. The reunification team is made up of Researchers, Caseworkers and Counsellors, and their days are spent walking side by side with our clients through their journeys towards healing. Caseworkers and counsellors provide general support and guidance to each client and their families throughout the three phases of the reunion by addressing trauma using a holistic approach and delivering services with the aim to build a healthier and stronger community.
The three phases of the Reunion process are:
- Pre-reunion (research and support)
- Post reunion (support)
The journey can be emotionally and spiritually rewarding and we are with our clients every step along the way. Clients who have participated in a reunion are eligible for consideration as members of Link-Up (NSW).
As part of our ongoing contact with our clients we invite our members to join us on healing events. These events are planned to bring clients together with members of the community who have endured similar experiences. The Link-Up (NSW) staff and community offer cultural and emotional support by arranging and participating in cultural experiences and activities aimed at building positive relationships.
To make contact for Reunions for further information either call the office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.