‘It takes a village’ (or ITAV as it is commonly known) is a community building initiative funded by Family and Community Services (FACS) and run by Bland Shire Council.
The program is intended for all adults including families living in rural communities. The aim is to reach out to members of local communities and help facilitate learning and development workshops/events and information sessions relevant to those communities whilst improving access to and knowledge of child and family information and services.
ITAV session will often incorporate particular development, child based environments whilst adults if they wish, can participate in learning workshops and activities. ITAV will often aim to provide services that cater for all members of the community including children and their families. Though, sometimes it’s necessary to have a child free environment during learning and development workshops and training sessions.
Morning tea is provided as well as a toy library service.
Who is it for?
ITAV is for everybody of all ages.
How much does it cost?
ITAV sessions are free, except when running speciality training or workshops which will be advertised.
Where are the ITAV sessions?
At the moment the program is run monthly at a venue in Tallimba, Mirrool, Naradhan and Corinella each Wednesday on a rotation basis. ITAV has also helped facilitate workshops/ events on different days of the week when necessary.
People in the communities ITAV currently visit are able to join our email distribution list to find out about future events/sessions and receive information regarding child and family services. Participants can also use this service to pass on any suggestions or ideas.
If you would like more information or think this is a program that you would like to establish in your own village please contact the Children’s Services Unit on 69722795.