CatholicCare work with newly arrived refugee and humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia up to 5 years through the Refugee and Settlement Program, which works to address barriers to social inclusion which can arise from settlement.
They identified that many of their migrant and refugee families were talking about concerns they had parenting their children.
Parents identified issues relating to how to set boundaries and how to set and maintain rules and expectations about children and young people’s behaviour. Parents wanted their children to respect their parents’ authority at home, but sometimes found this difficult. Issues identified included managing children’s use of technology and getting young people to communicate to the family.