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  1. Abulla Agwa Generalist Project Coordinator Contact (02)96216633 MSS(Child and Youth Studies)UWS BCW(Family and Community)UWS Diploma in History Overseas

  2. Why family harmony program?

  3. Contents • Issues affecting refugees and humanitarian entrants • Contributing factors to Intergenerational Conflicts • Consequences • Copping strategies: Family Harmony Program • Discussion

  4. Issues affecting refugees &Humanitarian entrants • Legal issues- dealing with the police, DV and Child Protection System, • Financial management, • Family and relationship in Australia, • Accommodation, • Unemployment and mismatch b/t skills & occupation, • Education challenges (SydWest MSI 2009-2010, DIAC 2011).

  5. Contributing factor to intergenerational conflict • English language barriers, • Unemployment, • Lack of understanding of Australian legal system: Child protection, Centrelink benefits, (youth allowance and parenting payment).

  6. Contributing factor for intergenerational conflict • Cultural clash, pressure to adjust and fit into Australian culture, • Pressure from family to conform to African culture, values and beliefs, • Identity crises(Identity Moratorium) Marcia 1966 • Media and technology, • Peer pressure.

  7. Consequences • Family breakdown, • Anger, dismay and despair on parents, • Distress on young people (Lim et al 2009), • Depression on elderly people (Mui and King 2006), • Acculturative stress (Berry et al 1987; William and Berry 1991).

  8. Coping strategies: Family HARMONY Program Community development model • Promotes effective communication within families, • Training of bi-lingual facilitators, • To facilitate sessions for parents and children, • Empowering the target group, • Promotes dialogue between parents and young people, • Apply win-win method to resolve conflicts, • Assist families to become more confidence.

  9. Cont’ Collaborative Integrated Model • Work in partnership with other service providers and communities, • Cultural sensitive and cultural appropriateness, • Assisting the target group to have better skills of family conflict resolution, dealing with family power struggle, how to react to conflict and negotiation.

  10. Family harmony training

  11. Family harmony in schools

  12. Family harmony event

  13. Settlement is a process and Journey

  14. PROUDLY Funded by Thank you