For the second year in a row I have been appointed an Ambassador for National Families Week, an initiative of Families Australia.
National Families Week is timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to draw attention to the plight of families in many parts of the world.
National Families Week 2010 will be held between 15-21 May 2010.
The theme this year is “The best start: supporting happy, healthy childhoods”.
All children need and deserve to be loved, nurtured, cared for and adored.
However sadly that is not always the case.
Families these days come in all forms and for me connection is the key, especially for those whose families of origin have let them down. The sense of family, of belonging and of community is what truly counts.