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Building Linkages to Empower
South Sudanese (BLESS)

Focused on building family harmony within the
South Sudanese community of Toowoomba.

Building Linkages to Empower South Sudanese.

Focused on building family harmony within the South Sudanese community of Toowoomba.

The South Sudanese were the first migrant group to arrive in Queensland from 1996 to 2006. Different cultural values and norms have meant that the South Sudanese community does not always fully understand the harmful effects of domestic and family violence, and that support and help is available for people impacted by violence.

The BLESS program has a culturally specific Community Connector role, focused on building family harmony within the South Sudanese community of Toowoomba. This role engages with community leaders and volunteers to identify triggers that add pressure to relationships, devise strategies to support family harmony. Parenting, family budgeting, and schooling are three key focus areas for the BLESS program.

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