Building Stronger Families
Who is it for?
This program is for Hazargi-speaking men and Tamil men (18+) that are new to Australia and want to learn how to build family connections that are strong, respectful and caring.
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 Arabic-speaking facilitators and also provides social support for your family.
This is a voluntary program for men who arrived to Australia in approximately the last 5 years 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. 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 men who are new to Australia.
We also provide casework support for men and women from Arabic, Tamil and Hazara communities impacted by Domestic and family violence.
Booking this program
This program is provided in partnership with Settlement Services International.
Fees have been waived for this program.
For more information on this program:
Click on the location section below for information about groups in your area
Toongabbie Community Centre
Building Stronger Families (Tamil)
Centre, 244 Targo Rd,
Merrylands Community Centre
Building Stronger Families (Hazargi)
Merrylands Community Centre
17 Miller St, Merrylands NSW 2160
“The course has given me better self-awareness, tools and resources to better handle challenges. Better understanding of myself, learning to focus on things I can control within myself that positively impact on relationships. Externally - my relationships are stronger and much better.”