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National Families Week begins May 15

Gather round your loved ones. National Families Week 2016 starts this Sunday.

Planned to begin alongside the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15, the theme this year is ‘stronger families, stronger communities’, to “celebrate the vital role that families play in community wellbeing”, co-ordinator Families Australia wrote.

Although families are the focus, Families Australia indicated that “all Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals, are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.” This means preschools, too, are encouraged to partake.

During #NationalFamiliesWeek, we’d like to hear how educators collaborate with families. https://t.co/BwoU2UZLYH https://t.co/OEzhIYbS9z

— ACECQA (@ACECQA) May 13, 2016

Ideas for events for events and free resources for participants are available.

Funded by the department of social services, in 2015, over 125,000 people participated in the Week.

Families Australia is a national, independent, member based, not-for-profit organisation that works to promote a national policy environment in which the needs and interests of families, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised, can be heard and addressed.

 

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