VƯƠN CAO Young Carers Group
Extended Families Australia is launching a new initiative called “VƯƠN CAO” Young Carers Group!
VƯƠN CAO (means to grow in Vietnamese) is a Peer Support Group for Vietnamese youth (13-17 years of age) living in the west who are involved in caring for a brother, sister or other close family member who has a disability.
The program is facilitated by fully screened, trained and bilingual Facilitators with experience working in other Extended Families community inclusion programs for the Vietnamese community!
VƯƠN CAO will provide community outings, fun and friendship meet ups twice a month for 10-12 young carers of Vietnamese background living in the western metro region. These young carers may be helping their parents look after a younger or older sibling with a disability or they might even be helping look after a parent or grandparent with a disability.
We have developed this program to give young Vietnamese carers a break and to provide them with supported opportunities to try fun new things in the community and make new friends. VƯƠN CAO will also help the young carers to strengthen emotional resilience skills to help them in their caring role.
We have 10-12 places available in VƯƠN CAO which is being funded through a six-month government grant (from Dec 2021-June 2022). We hope to continue and expand the program in the future if it proves to be successful!
The program is FREE to eligible young carers.
Young Vietnamese Carers Group Information Sheet (Vietnamese)
Young Vietnamese Carers Group Information Sheet (English)
Enrolment Application Form
Young Vietnamese Carers Group Enrolment Application Form (English)
To find out more about VƯƠN CAO, make a referral on behalf of a client, or if a Vietnamese speaking client of yours needs help to complete the enrolment form or requires the form in Vietnamese, please contact one of the following staff members for assistance:
VƯƠN CAO Facilitator - Thanh Nguyen
M: 0451 665 057 E: Thanh.Nguyen@extendedfamilies.org.au
Vietnamese Peer Group Programs Coordinator - Nghi Trinh
M: 0416 173 484 E: Nghi.Trinh@extendedfamilies.org.au
Vietnamese My Time and Parent Group Coordinator - Nga Do
M: 0433 103 401 E: Nga@extendedfamilies.org.au
Project Manager - Julia Klieber
M: 0414 571 861 or 0481 955 551 E: Julia@extendedfamilies.org.au
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