Investing in the future of children in multicultural Australia - competence in families first

  • Eisenbruch, Maurice (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Alperstein, Garth (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Vimpani, Graham (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Flores, Glen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Nossar, Victor (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Phung, Hai (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Cultural Competence in Families First project (CULCOFAM) aims to discover how to promote the development of children in multicultural Australia by answering three questions: In what ways do cultural values and traditions about parenting brought by immigrant families help their children's development? How can health workers tap into such traditions to help these children to grow in good health? How will this process help immigrant families to become stronger as a community and as Australians? Filed work will be carried out with Cambodian families to highlight these issues from the viewpoint of the parents, families, community, and the health workers who look after children.
Effective start/end date2/01/0531/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$68,836.00