Modelling Educational Behavioural Change

Parenting course for African familiesEthnic Council of Shepparton and District in collaboration with Catholic Care, Sandhurst presented the final session in a four-part program on improving family relationships/family health for settlement communities of Greater Shepparton on Thursday 25 October.


Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District in collaboration with Catholic Care, Sandhurst conducted the final of a four part program aimed at improving family relationships/family health for settlement communities of Greater Shepparton. The Course was be conducted over four sessions beginning 13 September 2019.

Topics covered in the final session of the course were, among others,

  • Community based raising of children in Australia
  • Strengthening relationships based on a cultural approach
  • Changing men’s behaviours – respectful relationships within families
  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness
  • Suicide prevention – stepping out of the shadows

The Course was offered for family members and community leaders who seek to bring about change in their communities.

In earlier sessions, other issues explored were, among others,

  • Transitional challenges and changes in parenting practices, and in legal, social and culture;
  • Difficulties in applying and preserving traditional parenting practices in Australia
  • Transition into a new social and cultural environment
  • Parents versus children on transitional power structures
  • Intergenerational conflict
  • Transition into new parenting: childrearing and disciplining as a collective practice
  • Transition in traditional customary laws, marital and gender roles
  • Transitional hindrances: racism, discrimination and bullying

Presenters:
Dr Santino Atem Deng
Thon Deng Thon
Sam Atukorala
Deng Kor

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