Winner of 2017 Victorian Early Years Award


Empowering Parents Empowering Communities led by VICSEG New Futures

In partnership:
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
UK Centre for Parent and Child Support
The Smith Family – Brimbank Communities for Children
Kildonan Uniting – Hume Communities for Children
R.E. Ross Trust

Helping parents from culturally diverse communities to develop positive parenting strategies, confidence and skills is at the heart of the unique education and support program, Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities.

The eight week ‘Being a Parent’ program aims to improve knowledge of local early years services, create new support networks and support parents of children aged 2 to 12 years. This program strives to build the confidence of mums and dads to parent children in their newly adopted country by creating to support networks to rely on.

Watch Video: Empowering Parent Empowering Communities


Presentation of 2017 Victorian Early Years Award -  National Gallery of Victoria 23 October 2017
Left to Right: Felicity Tregurtha (Smith Family), Janet Elefsiniotis, John Zika, The Hon. Jenny Mikakos, Za Tuah Nguri, Nhung Nguyen, Colleen Turner