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Australian Centre for stepfamily Research, Resources & Education
Acknowledging Our Everyday Superheroes
13 July 2017

Acknowledging Our Everyday Superheroes

NATIONAL STEPFAMILIES DAY – ‘THE LAST SUNDAY IN JULY’ (30th)

How do we acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Australians who are living in a stepfamily?! Those who care for children, despite not having the biological and legal recognitions that parents have? Or when step children come together and have to be siblings?!

Life is hard for a lot of people and, for those in stepfamilies, ‘reality’ can be particularly tricky. It can be all sorts of challenging and all sorts of rewarding, and it is what confronts hundreds-of-thousands each and every day. In Australia, the last Sunday in July (30th) marks National Stepfamilies Day.  A chance to acknowledge, recognise and celebrate.

As part of the occasion, peak organisation Stepfamilies Australia is launching a brand new website www.stepfamily.org.au  An invaluable resource for all those involved in the stepfamily experience.

“We know that being in a stepfamily isn’t always a sugar-coated experience for everyone,” notes Stepfamilies Australia CEO Karen Field.

“But, in so many cases, it’s through the struggles of love and relationships that we find our best.  And hopefully our new online resources will help many people in that process.”

STEPPING UP TO A BETTER FUTURE

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For any media enquiries or to arrange an interview please contact Phoebe Wallish on 0411 484 879 or 03-9663 6733 (sw) or phoebe.wallish@ds.org.au