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SSI is hosting a symposium on supporting migrant and refugee families and is calling for abstracts for workshops and presentations.

English Brochure - COVER - shutterstock 8980564-aThe symposium will be held on June 5, 2014 at the Novotel in Parramatta.

Funded by NSW Family and Community Services under the Keep Them Safe initiative, the symposium will focus on ways in which service providers can work together to support migrant and refugee families through the challenges of settlement and adjustment in a new country.

Manager, Early Intervention and Capacity Building, Thanh Nguyen says the symposium will address the challenges that families go through during settlement and adjustment.

“Adjusting to a new life in Australia can place families under significant pressure, and the symposium will highlight successful strategies, programs, services, and models for providing assistance and building strength and resilience,” says Mr Nguyen.

The event will bring together a wide cross-section of presenters and participants from migrant, settlement and refugee services, mainstream child and family services, the government sector, and academics.

Please send abstracts using the Abstract Submission Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB December 20, 2013.

For enquiries, contact Thanh Nguyen, SSI, at the above email or on 0402 771 390.

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