SSI has a range of initiatives in place that are designed to promote child wellbeing and early intervention outcomes for migrant and refugee families. The initiatives focus on building strength and resilience within families that are undergoing settlement, change and adjustment in a new country.
They also aim to build improved practice capacity within settlement, migrant, government and NGO family support services. The initiatives include:
- delivery of workshops for newly arrived refugee parents on child protection laws in NSW
- growing the capacity of the out-of-home care sector to respond to the needs of migrant and refugee children and families
- cultural competency training for government and community workers
- a bi-annual symposium on supporting migrant and refugee families experiencing the challenges of settlement