Focus Group Expression of Interest

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Support for CALD Fathers Project – Focus Group 

What is the study about?

The Support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Fathers Project aims to contribute to a reduction in violence against women and their children, by engaging CALD young men and fathers to better understand the importance of their role as, current or future, parents and partners.  This is a Department of Social Services funded project lead by the Migration Council of Australia (MCA).

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is supporting MCA in this project by facilitating focus group consultations with young men and fathers between the ages of 18 – 30 from CALD backgrounds. These consultations will focus on the factors that contribute to the building and break down of relationships, the impacts of becoming a father and how supports can be improved to help maintain healthy, respectful relationships with women and children.  

We would like to invite you to be involved in a group discussion on a range of questions exploring these issues. 

What does participation involve?

If you choose to be involved we would like you to be part of a focus group that will run for approximately 90 minutes. During the session you will be asked questions around the focus points mentioned above and have the opportunity to share your thoughts on them. 

Your participation in this focus group is voluntary. You may choose to not respond to any of the questions asked. You are also free at any point to withdraw your participation without explanation. There will be no consequences for withdrawing, however once the data has been combined it may not be possible to remove unidentifiable data. 

All participants will receive a gift card as a thank you for their time and contribution to the project at the conclusion of the focus group.

What will be done with the information?

The focus group will be audio recorded in order to accurately capture what is said. All information provided will be treated confidentially. No one except the facilitators from the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) will have access to the recordings of the focus group.  

To ensure that your confidentiality is maintained, information gathered will be combined and will only be used to identify main themes raised by the group. No data will be used to identify any individual when reporting the information. We also ask that you respect the privacy of other focus group members by not disclosing any sensitive content that may be discussed during the focus group session. 

All data collected for this research will be stored securely, and data will be destroyed after the report has been written (expected end of June 2018). Please download and sign the Consent Form to participate in the focus group.

For more information, please refer to the flyer or contact Edward Alexander on ealexander@cmy.net.au or on 03 9340 3740.