UPCOMING PROJECT IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Strong Family Project aims to support over 500 women and children from CaLD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities, who have experienced family and domestic violence, by facilitating a series of culturally sensitive workshops, education sessions, informal mentoring, and practical therapeutic activities. These will encourage the participants to share their stories and engage in conversations that in turn will assist in breaking down barriers and stigmas. We will invite community leaders, representatives from service providers and other community practitioners to be involved, by asking them to come to these storytelling sessions where participants explore and convey their experience through art and other mediums.
In doing so, the Strong Family Project will promote support services available and enable survivors to receive family and domestic violence awareness education, empowering those survivors and reinforcing zero tolerance towards such violence.
- Facilitate awareness and culturally appropriate education about family violence across communities.
- Educate target communities and FDV survivors about the impact of trauma on mental health.
- Engage the community in conversations about family violence to remove stigma and stereotyping.
- Promote services that offer support and assistance to survivors and explain how to access them.
- Break down barriers and stigma attached to speaking out about family violence by promoting zero tolerance.
- Provide mechanisms to encourage storytelling and shared experiences in a culturally sensitive environment, bringing together diverse individuals from different sociocultural backgrounds to build a supportive community.