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This Guide is for people and organisations in the community and health services sector, as well as in the multicultural and settlement sector, who engage with new and expectant fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds as part of their work.

The Guide provides advice and practical tips on how to engage with new and expectant fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and to better support them in understanding their role and expectations of parenting in Australia while maintaining their cultural values. Service providers will be better able to support the fathers in going through this significant change in their lives.

The Guide is accompanied by a mobile app for new and expectant fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds with information on the first five years of fatherhood and where they can find support.

This Guide does not replace specialised training in cultural awareness and competence or trauma and/or domestic violence training

Taking training if you or your workplace have not done so already is strongly recommended.

The Guide was developed by Migration Council Australia in collaboration with the Australian Government, drawing on the knowledge of a dedicated expert panel. We thank the individuals and organisations that provided input into the development of this material.

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.