This project aims to improve the lives of parents with a refugee or migrant background as they adjust to living in Australia. The project works in partnership with Access Community Services to examine the needs and preferences of parents recently settled in Australia. The project is funded by the Sidney Meyer Foundation. We seek to:

  • Identify the challenges and strengths of parents in early settlement in Australia
  • Assess the fit between parents need and practitioner perceptions with a view to improve service delivery
  • Evaluate a brief, culturally tailored parenting program.

Project members

Dr Divna Haslam

Senior Research Fellow (Int Res Dev
School of Psychology

Associate Professor Alina Morawska

Deputy Director (Research)
School of Psychology