Once you've built some trust: Using playgroups to promote children's health and wellbeing for families from migrant backgrounds

Deborah Warr, Colleen Turner, Rosemary Mann, Danielle Forbes

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Abstract

It is wel-established that household and neighbourhood disadvantage and migrant background impact on children's cognitive, developmental and health outcomes. While participation in early childhood services and programs can mitigate the effects of such multiple disadvantages, there are barriers for families in accessing services, including local circumstances and the perceived risks of contact with services and programs. In this paper, we discuss data collected in a study that explored a supported playgroup initiative targeting parents and children from non-Englishspeaking backgrounds. The findings offer insights into the barriers that migrantbackground families experience in accessing early childhood services and effective strategies for engaging and sustaining families within early childhood settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Early Childhood
Volume38
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2013

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