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South Burnett Local Drug Action Team - "Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures" - Community Action Plan

Funded by Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Helathy Pregnancies

This project aims to increase community capacity and awareness regarding the risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy and prevention of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The Community Action Plan will build on and support existing local FASD initiatives and target key local service providers who engage with men and women of reproductive age (including pregnant women and their partners, family and friends) to raise awareness about this issue and promote appropriate resources and evidence-based programs.

Project Activities

January – June 2020

Why focus on Alcohol and Pregnancy/FASD?

The prenatal period when developing babies are growing in their mother’s womb is a critical time of child development and growth, which determines the health outcomes of the baby at birth and also influences future life development, health and emotional wellbeing. Having an alcohol-free pregnancy helps to protect both the pregnant mother and her developing baby from immediate and long-term health risks and alcohol-related harms.

Who are the Partners?

  • The Cherbourg FASD Project
  • Education Queensland
  • Lives Lived Well
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Police Service
  • South Burnett CTC Inc.
  • South Burnett Regional Council

What activities will be delivered?

  • Community Awareness Raising Events at libraries
  • FASD Information sessions for service providers and community groups
  • Resources and information distributed to community hubs across the region

Upcoming Events

South Burnett Regional Council in partnership with the Local Drug Action Team will be launching the “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” Project from Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2020.  Launch events will be held at Kingaroy and Nanango Libraries with guest speakers, free morning teas and art activities on offer.  The events will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Kingaroy Library 3 February 2020 at 10am
  • Nanango Library 4 February 2020 at 10am

As part of launch week, Council and our partners are encouraging everyone to get involved by wearing red and decorating your workplace red for the week (or even just a day). 

See the Media Release here.

See the flyer here.

4610 Partnership for Kids

Partnerships for kids logo

4610 Partnerships for Kids is a Kingaroy Queensland community focus group that began mid 2017 and recognised the importance of the early years in a child’s life, and knows that early experiences contribute to that child’s future outcomes.

The group believes that partnerships between all members of a child’s ‘village’ leads to a safe and strong community for children and their families.

4610 Partnership for Kids aims to decrease risk factors and increase protective factors for infants and children in the South Burnett area through locally driven solutions.

Recently a data report on South Burnett’s children and young people was developed for 4610 Partnerships for Kids.

The South Burnett’s Children report offers a starting point for the community to support the health and wellbeing of children within the region. The report presents results that indicate strong progress within the community as well as those areas that would benefit from extra focus in order to support the next generation and the future health of the nation.

If you would like to know more about this community group, you can contact them via Email, via their Facebook page or download their 4610 Partnership of Kids flyer (PDF).

Email: partnershipsforkids4610@outlook.com

Visit @Partnershipsforkids facebook page.

Justice of the Peace (JPs) in the Community

The JPs in the Community Program is available at the Kingaroy Shoppingworld on the following days:

  • Monday from 12.00 - 2.00pm
  • Tuesday from 12.00 - 2.00pm
  • Wednesday from 12.00 - 2.00pm
  • Thursday from 12.00 - 2.00pm
  • Friday from 12.00 - 2.00pm

This site's volunteers are supported by the Justices of the Peace Branch and the Department of Justice and Attorney - General.

For more information visit the Queensland Government's website