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"It's a long day on your own" : exploring and addressing the health impacts of grandmothering in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. /

by Drysdale, Penny | Yaman, Nilufer.

Publisher: Reservoir, Vic. Women's Health In the North 2000; The Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups 2000Description: v, 77 p. (Main Report) ; 14 p ( Summary and Key Findings).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

A fantastic opportunity : neighbourhood houses and ethnic diversity : a Master's Degree thesis. /

by Guinness, Catherine J.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: vi, 206 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-202) February 1998 PhotocopyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A profile of learning support programs in north-west Melbourne. /

by Horn, Michael | Fewster, Deborah.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Citymission 2007Description: 43 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.melbournecitymission.org.au/assets/files/public/reports/LSP_report.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:06 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of literature relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bonar, Maria | Roberts, Debra.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. WA Department of Community Development 2006Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Family & early yearsSummary: This provides a literature review on issues and initiatives relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Australia. A review of Australian statistics, national and jurisdictional research, good practice guidelines and models on working with women and families, working with children and working with men, as well as culturally appropriate responses to family and domestic violence, has been conducted. It finds that research has been conducted with specific ethnic groups but it reports that it is hard to provide accurate statistics for the extent and nature of domestic violence within CaLD communities. It suggests the need for an integrated national data collection system. There have been national competency standards developed for service providers who come into contact with people affected by family violence from CaLD backgrounds, which have provided consistency and identified skills and knowledge needed to work in the field with men, women and children experiencing domestic violence. Research findings show that many of the agencies and service providers have supported procedures that are more inclusive but in practice, the strategies do not seem to be implemented. New culturally appropriate models and interventions are required to ensure there are good practice models and guidelines. It suggests the need to focus on rural and remote communities and also innovative strategies that suit Western Australia s geography and demography. The importance of general practitioners and the health system for women from CaLD backgrounds is highlighted and the lack of qualified interpreters and of appropriate referral options should be addressed as a key strategy. Research suggests that positive messages reinforcing community values such as family harmony and healthy relationships may be more effective than confronting and aggressive messages. Specific services for CaLD groups may be required as they may not use mainstream services for a range of reasons. A recurring theme of the literature indicates that for prevention, protection of victims and provision of services, the one size does not fit all is common insofar as mainstream services are not equipped to deal with the complex needs of marginalised groups. Another common theme is the need to engage key community and religious leaders to address family violence in CaLD communities. Settlement issues also mean there is a need for new and emerging communities to be informed of Australian law and services within a culturally appropriate forum. It calls for an urgent need to develop culturally appropriate interventions and holistic preventative programmes that target men from CaLD backgrounds who perpetrate domestic violence.Availability: (1)

Access and equity for a multicultural Australia : inquiry into the responsiveness of Australian Government services to Australia's culturally & linguistically diverse population /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Access nd Equity Inquiry Panel.

Publisher: Belconnen, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Citizenship June 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: This Inquiry flows from the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council report, The People of Australia, which provided the basis for Australia's Multicultural Policy announced by the Australian Government in 2011. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: (1)

Achieving outcomes for children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds . /

by Sims, Margaret | Guilfoyle, Andrew | Kulisa, Judy | Targowska, Anna | Teather, Susan.

Publisher: West Perth, W.A. Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Family & early yearsSummary: "This paper reports on research (both primary research and a literature review), undertaken with the aim of demonstrating strategies for successful inclusion into Australian society of children and families from culturally and linguistically different (CaLD) backgrounds. We recognise that CaLD children and families are commonly disadvantaged through being part of a minority group in Australia, their experiences prior to migration (for example refugee trauma), the different values and practices they may encounter here, the difficulty of learning a new language, the problems they face having qualifications and experience ratified, and the varying forms of racism the may experience. A number of innovative and highly successful programmes operate in different areas of Australia that are very successful in supporting CaLD families." -- Summary. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blurring the boundaries : quality relationships bring good care /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (23.32 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: Contents: Leaving early -- Shopping and rushing -- Laziness -- Feedback / Clients / Carers / Care Manager. Narrator: George and Mary Latham Editing: Nikki Hale, Michael Hillear -- Director: Lisa Rollinson -- Executive Producer: Chistine Morka -- Music: Paul Dillon. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Bridging the gap : a review of services, programs and issues affecting Melton's African communities /

by Nicholas, Ingrid | Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition.

Publisher: Melton, Vic Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition 2011Description: Various paging.Notes: May 2011 "undertaken on behalf of Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton for the Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC)."Summary: The Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC) gathered information to better understand Melton's African communities and the issues/concerns which beset them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community leadership advocacy and skills : a resource kit for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Curtin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2009Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 54 Kit includes the following: Resource Manual The CLASP Model Program Small Group Exercises PDF is the resource manualSummary: Strong advocates and leaders can help those who make decisions about policies and services better understand the needs of CALD communities. This can help to bring about positive change and social justice. Advocates and leaders can also ensure that their communities are strong and vibrant. Advocacy can lead to opportunities for self empowerment and personal fulfillment. It can be personally very rewarding. Advocacy can also be challenging and difficult. Sometimes you will succeed in what you are trying to do. Sometimes you will not. Advocates and leaders need as much information and support as possible. There are many ways to make your advocacy and leadership activities more effective. For example: increasing your knowledge about issues, clarifying your attitudes and values and learning new skills and strategies. This kit aims to provide you with information, skills and strategies to make your advocacy activities as effective as possible.Availability: (1)

Connecting with Frankston families : examining service use for families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs

by Davies, Carmelita | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Oke, Nicole.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 40 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores ways to strengthen the provision of services to 'hard to reach' families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs, suburbs on Melbourne's outer metropolitan fringe. Parents and service staff were interviewed about factors which hindered or encouraged the use of services such as maternal and child health centres, dental services and childcare.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bartels, Lorana | Criminology Research Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Research in practice report ; no. 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-14Summary: It is generally recognised that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities may face a range of complex issues, including discrimination and prejudice, social isolation and disenfranchisement, and difficulties in assimilating within the broader Australian culture and/or in maintaining a sense of identification with the culture of origin. In addition, refugees or people who have migrated to Australia as a result of adversity may be suffering from undiagnosed or untreated trauma. All of these factors may impact on involvement in and engagement with the criminal justice system. In this paper, the key criminal justice issues in relation to CALD communities are reviewed and a summary of relevant protective and risk factors provided. Some CALD-specific crime prevention programs, which serve to promote resiliency and protective factors and/or inhibit risk factors, are then presented. In order to ensure relevance and currency, the paper is primarily limited to Australian research from 2006 onwards.Availability: (1)

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community needs analysis in the arts : final report and recommendations. /

by Victoria. Multicultural Arts Victoria | Victoria. The Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Multicultural Arts Victoria [2005?]; The Victorian Multicultural Commission [2005?]Description: ix, 48 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover: The Way Forward: Arts in a Multicultural Victoria 2005. A joint project between Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.Availability: (1)

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people and mentoring : the case of Horn of African young people in Australia. /

by Muir, Kristy | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Sawrikar, Pooja | Griffiths, Megan.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme (NYARS)Summary: "The broad aim of this study was to understand and compare the needs of Horn of African young people with the needs and resources of mentoring service providers and policy makers. Mentoring is one strategy that can help young people from the Horn of Africa address challenges they face in Australia. However, mentoring service providers and policy makers may not be equipped to effectively meet the needs of young people from the Horn of Africa, given that they are a recently emerging CALD group in Australia." -- Executive summaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia prevalence and incidence among Australians who do not speak English at home . /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.] Access Economics 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Diversity and financial elder abuse in Victoria : protecting elders' assets study /

by Wainer, Jo | State Trustees | Owada, Kei | Lowndes, Georgia | Darzins, Peteris.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Monash University. Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Bibliography : p. 66-67Summary: This is a community based pilot study on the financial management practices and plans of older urban non-English speaking, and rural English speaking Victorians.Availability: (1)

Embracing cultural diversity : examples of good practice in VET.

by Bedson, Lois | Equity Research Centre.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Equity Research Centre 2004Description: 16 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: December 2004 "Report to the Office of Training & [and] Tertiary Education" -- cover. "This document presents examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from non-English speaking backgrounds" -- cover.Summary: This document presents a range of examples of good practice in achieving equity and diversity objectives for people from a non-English speaking background in the Victorian VET sector. The document presents examples from four different VET areas: ESL and access programs, vocational training programs, a TAFE run State Government funded retraining program for retrenched workers, and community partnerships and outreach.Availability: (1)

Every child every chance : a good childhood is in everyone's best interests : a strategic framework for Family Services. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services. Office for Children.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Human Services. Office for Children 2007Description: iv, 92 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

FECCA access and equity reports /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Curtin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Opening the door to access and equity : FECCA access and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Title varies. Link contain the following years: 2006 ; 2008 ; 2010 ; 2011 ; 2012 PDF of latest report onlySummary: Each year FECCA conducts consultations across Australia and invites culturally and linguistically diverse communities to speak out about their experiences with government service provision. Feedback from these consultations forms the foundations of FECCA's National Access and Equity Reports. These reports provide direct insights and feedback to the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship and other core government departments on the performance of their services. Information gained from these consultations also feeds into FECCA's broader advocacy work. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: (1)

Given the Chance : an evaluation of an employment and education pathways program for refugees. /

by Mestan, Kemran | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: viii, 52 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: March 2008 Summary: This evaluation of Given the Chance, a program developed by the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, shows that supported mentoring combined with training and work placements can be effective in helping refugees to understand Australian workplace cultures and providing an entr e into employment and/or educational opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Healing through play : inviting spaces to support refugee children /

by Chapman, Melinda.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Free Kindergarten Association 2005Description: 16 p. : ill.Notes: Cover title. Bibliography : p. 16Summary: This companion to Inviting Play has been developed to further inspire and challenge readers by complimenting and extending the concepts in Inviting Play. It is a useful tool for early childhood staff who are working with children from a broad range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who have the experienced being a refugee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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