Settlement Success Project (Triple P)
Access has completed a pilot study with UQ titled “Parenting After Migration: Exploring the Acceptability of a Parenting Intervention Aimed at Improving Family Adjustment During Resettlement in Australia”. This project explores family adjustment post-settlement while also providing an initial indication of psychological wellbeing, family functioning and socio-economic participation. Key findings to date:
- Refugee and CALD migrant families are highly receptive to parenting support
- Practitioner experience, flexibility, and rapport with parents is key to successful program delivery
- Participating families derived very positive benefits from program participation - providing further validation as to the worthwhile nature of the body of research as a whole and the need for parenting support early in the settlement period.
The next step for this research is now a randomised control trial (RCT) of Triple P for migrant and former-refugee parents.