The University of Newcastle, Australia

Nurturing the strengths and capacities of asylum seekers and refugees

Dr Paul Hodge and Dr Faith Curtis (University of Newcastle)

This research project explores the ways in which Asylum Seeker and Refugee support and advocacy organisations are nurturing the strengths and capacities of asylum seekers and refugees and the challenges of doing so in the current political climate. The research aims to document and highlight projects and initiatives which recognise and build on the strengths and capacities of on-shore Asylum Seekers and Refugees to challenge myths targeting these marginalised groups and as a way of exploring the ‘national benefits’ of increased resource allocation, permanent residency and ultimately Australian citizenship for those seeking asylum.

Outcomes

Indicative Publication

Hodge P, and Curtis, C, (forthcoming) Nurturing the strengths and capacities of asylum seekers and refugees, Dossier of Strengths-Based Practice for working with Asylum Seeker and Refugee, unpublished community resource, CURS.