Understanding of the complex processes required for social inclusion for refugee-background children in Australia.
This project is a collaboration between Save the Children and researchers experienced in child public health; migrant and refugee history, policy and settlement; and early childhood education. It aims to operationalise human rights approaches to research and practice – bringing young children’s perspectives, insights and voices into the knowledge created about them. It uses innovative participatory visual and mobile methods to engage young refugee-background children and parents participating in Save the Children’s supported playgroups in an exploration of their lives and circumstances following resettlement in Melbourne.
The project will increase understanding of the complex processes required for social inclusion, and inform provision of appropriate supports for these families by services and policy-makers.
Karen Block [Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM]
Lisa Gibbs [Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, UoM]
Kylie Smith [Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, UoM]
Sara Wills [School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts, UoM]
Pookong Kee [Asia Institute, Faculty of Arts, Arts, UoM]