Building Stronger Families
Do you want to learn how to build strong relationships within your family? Are you facing stresses and challenges that are impacting on your behaviour and relationships with your family? You will learn how to build family connections that are strong, respectful and caring during weekly group sessions for Tamil and Arabic-speaking men and women who are new to Australia (separate groups for each language and each gender). In this free program, you’ll gain a better understanding of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that impact relationships. You will also learn about the dynamics of power and control in families and of relationships between men and women in Australia. This private, confidential program is run by Tamil and Arabic-speaking facilitators and also provides social support for your family.
Who is it for?
This program is for:
- Tamil and Arabic- speaking men and women aged over 18.
- This is a voluntary program for men and women who have come to Australia from overseas
- Men and women who want to learn about domestic and family violence and improving their family relationships in Australia.
What will it be like?
It is common for people to experience some initial anxiety over the prospect of participating in a group, and don’t know what to expect. Being in a group offers a safe, supportive environment where you can share your thoughts and ideas, and learn from others experiencing similar challenges. Group participants say they feel less alone, isolated and judged, and that groups help in finding new solutions to dilemmas or problems. Our groups typically have 8-12 participants of the same gender. The group facilitators provide information, create discussion, allow for self-reflection, goal setting and learning new skills. You will experience a positive, practical approach that builds on strengths within yourself and in your relationships. Participating in a group program is an effective way to gain the confidence to turn negative habits and cycles into positive ones, manage strong emotions constructively and create the future you want.
- Clarify your problems.
- Gain new perspectives.
- Work through change.
How can it help me?
Building Stronger Families is a 16-week group program that helps you to build family connections that are strong, respectful and caring during weekly group sessions for both Tamil and Arabic-speaking men and women (separate groups for each language and each gender).
Booking this program
This program is provided in partnership with Relationships Australia and is funded by Women NSW.
There are no fees for this program.
For more information on this program:
(English) Flyer for Tamil women
(English) Flyer for Arabic speaking men
(English) Flyer for Arabic speaking women