New ICPS Publications: Supporting Refugee Families
Published: Monday 16th January 2017
The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has recently released two publications relating to a study which provided in-depth and contextualised data about how services may better support refugee parents to care for their children. The study sought to better understand the social resources and connections required by refugee parents and their children to support positive parenting skills and family relationships.
A research report, Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities provides detailed findings about the study, including the challenges experienced by families with a refugee background, and implications for policy and practice.
An accompanying brief Research to Practice issue has also been developed, which explores the challenges experienced by refugee families resettling in Australia, the informal and formal supports they access, and barriers to these supports; the characteristics of supportive services and implications for policy and practice.