Are you separated or separated from a partner? Rainbow Families is developing a resource for separating parents in our community. 

We would like to consult with any parents who have experience of this and hear what information you needed or need, what helped you, what wasn’t great, and what advice you would offer other parents going through this process. We want to hear from parents that have had positive cooperative experiences,  as well as any that are navigating hard and complex issues and systems. We aim to develop a resource that is relevant and authentic.

We are keen to hear about any legal issues and needs, emotional support, how to support children, dealing with school after,  and any special considerations for LGBTQI parents.

Saturday 23 June

2 – 4 PM

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

1 Bedford St
Newtown NSW 2042

The focus group will be CONFIDENTIAL.  Unfortunately childcare is not available. A further focus group is being planned for Western Sydney.

It will be facilitated by Social Worker Vanessa Gonzalez and Lawyer Justine Fields.  Justine has a background in family law and legal policy, currently working as a family dispute resolution practitioner. Vanessa is a Social Worker with experience in child protection, and supporting families.

If you would like to share your ideas and experience individually, we can make a time for a telephone interview.

To arrange a phone call or attend the focus group, please RSVP Vanessa at

RSVP highly appreciated as we are providing our volunteer time and a yummy afternoon tea

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