Your Culture and Identity
Connecting with your culture, getting important documents, and social media
Finding and Connecting with Family
While you are in OOHC, your caseworker can help you find out who is in your family by working with you, your parents, and other important adults. It is also important to explore safe and supportive family and community networks. Your caseworker may do some Family Finding with you, or hold a Family Group Conference. Your caseworker can work with you and your family to create a genogram, which is a map of where you fit within your family and community. The genogram should be in the file, you can ask your caseworker for a copy. While you are in OOHC, you can spend time with family and community. Speak to your caseworker about who you would like to spend time with and what fun things you would like to do. You can also spend time with your siblings
If you are over 18, and trying to find family, apply to get the file to start gathering information about your family. When you receive the file it may be useful to get support from the caseworker at the CSC or NGO office to support you in understanding the available information. There are also other agencies such as AIATSIS, Link-Up NSW, and Family Tracing that can support you to find family.