Fatherhood in a New Country: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Experiences of Afghan Men and Implications for Health Services
Fathers of refugee background are dealing with multiple,interrelated stressors associated with forced migration and establishing their lives in a new country. This has implications for the role of men in promoting the health and well-being of their families. This research report explores these issues. Afghan community researchers conducted interviews with 30 Afghan women and men who had recently had a baby in Australia. Interviews and focus groups were conducted with health professionals working with families of refugee background.
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People: Adults, Babies, Families, Men, Women
Areas of Support: Health, Interpreters, Mental Health, Research, Victorian Health Services
Issues: Health, Human Rights, Migration, Refugees
Authors: Donna Chesters, Elisha Riggs, Fatema Fouladi, Jane Yelland, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Sayed Wahidi, Stephanie Brown, Sue Casey, Rebecca Giallo
Type of Content/information: Report