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"Not drowning, waving" : culturally and linguistically diverse young people at risk in Western Australia /

by Western Australia. Office of Multicultural Interests.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. The Office 2009Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Title adapted from Stevie Smith (1956), "Not Waving but Drowning".Summary: This paper was developed to assist the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), Western Australia, to identify emerging issues that may place young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds at risk of personal, social and economic disadvantage in our community. It aims to identify established and emerging issues for CaLD young people in WA; policies, programs and services currently addressing these issues; and some of the approaches to improving service delivery to this demographic that have been suggested through consultation with CaLD young people themselves.Availability: (1)

Being around other women makes you brave : evaluation of Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Meddings, Rebecca.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: viii, 42 p. ill (Main Report) ; 4 p. (Research Summary) PDF.Online Access: Main Report | Research Summary Notes: Includes PDF link to Main report and the Research Summary Summary: Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women of refugee and migrant backgrounds, was launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence with financial support from the AMP Foundation. Central to the program is recognition of the participants? strengths and skills. Stepping Stones provides training, information and support to help women on the path to economic security. This report outlines features of the Stepping Stones model, outcomes achieved and lessons learnedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Coaching and mentoring for dummies /

by Brounstein, Marty.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ Wiley 2000Description: xxiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies provides the foundation for understanding what business coaching is all about, and helps you gain or improve the coaching skills that drive employee performance and commitment. These skills, which serve as the main topics of this book, involve: getting employees to deliver the results you need; guiding employees to think and do for themselves; motivating employees to take on responsibility and perform effectively; and growing employee capabilities that lead to career development and success.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Connecting for careers : the iTrack On-line Youth Mentoring Program. /

by The Smith Family.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

Do more faster : techstars lessons to accelerate your startup /

by Cohen, David | Feld, Brad.

Publisher: New Jersey, NJ John Wiley and Sons 2011Description: xvi, 336 p.: ill.Summary: Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs from the TechStars team, two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing . Do More Faster ... is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship. ; Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance. Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

How to build a successful mentoring program using the elements of effective practice : a step-by-step tool kit for program managers. /

Publisher: Alexandria, VA Mentor 2005Description: 188 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: (1)

Making up for lost time : young African refugees in Western Sydney high schools. /

by Cassity, Elizabeth | Gow, Greg | University of Western Sydney. Centre for Cultural Research.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Cultural Research 2006Notes: URL: 'http://www.uws.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/46321/MakingUpForLostTime_complete.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:41:37 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This report describes how refugee young people from African countries are negotiating new learning challenges in three Western Sydney high schools. Intensive English Centres (IECs) were attached to two of the schools.While primarily documenting the experiences of students, the research also explores teachers’ perceptions. In general, the research found that teachers need to know more about their new students from Africa. They wanted a knowledge base from which to build their practice with new African students. Similarly, the research found that parents/guardians and community members need more information about their children’s new learning contexts. ; The report fi nishes with a series of recommendations to improve the educational outcomes of young African refugees in high schools. Underlining them is the need for an integrated approach toward schooling in which various stakeholders work together." -- Executive summaryAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mentoring immigrant and refugee youth : a tool kit for program coordinators. /

Publisher: Alexandria, VA Mentor 2005Description: iv, 71 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This toolkit is a comprehensive resource that is designed to offer program staff important background information, promising program practices and strategies to build and sustain high-quality mentoring relationships for immigrant youth. Included in this resource are five chapters focused on the skills needed to design, plan, manage, operate and evaluate programming specifically for immigrant youth in your area. Each chapter has a series of "ready-to-use" tools, templates and training exercises.Availability: (1)

Refugee Family Resource and Mentoring Program evaluation report /

by VICSEG New Futures.

Publisher: Armadale, Vic. LDC Group 2011Description: 107 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 August 2011 Bibliography : p. 98-100Summary: The Refugee Family Resource and Mentoring Program works with newly arrived Assyrian/Chaldean, Karen/Burmese and South Sudanese families with young children aged 0 to 5 years in the North & West Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. The program provides information about children and family services to families and direct support so that families may access these services. The Refugee Family Resource and Mentoring Program has a team of Refugee Family Resource workers who are available to: Provide information to parents and parenting groups about services for families with young children ; Assist individual parents to access services by providing referrals and one on one support ; and assist children and family services with cultural and strategic advice to make services culturally inclusive, responsive and accessible to refugee families. Support to services is available through professional development and training for staff and individual requests from service providers for advice and specific support. LDC Group completed an evaluation of the program over the two years. The evaluation included extensive consultation with families, service providers and other stakeholders. The knowledge and experience of the VICSEG team, other organisations and the families participating in the project assisted to further develop the program in the future and may also assist other organisations with the development of their services. The opportunities for continuing the program into the future and supporting families in the best possible way were important considerations of the evaluation. A review of relevant national and international literature also informed the evaluation of the program.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Stepping Stones : building business skills and opportunities for refugee women in Australia : progress report : January to September 2011 /

by Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Barriers to entering the workforce contribute to refugee women's financial disadvantage and inhibit their capacity to participate actively in the community. Developing a micro-enterprise can offer a flexible and empowering income-generation alternative for refugee women. Stepping Stones offers a gender-sensitive and culturally responsive approach to small-business skills development. The program benefits from the Brotherhood's multidisciplinary team?s expertise, strong networks, good relationships with new and emerging communities and the ability to respond promptly to women's emerging needs through casework and counselling referrals and links to other services. The project recruits and trains successful women in the business sector to mentor our participants on a one-on-one basis. Mentoring relationships create opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue, skills development support, connections with the wider community and expansion of networks.Availability: (1)

Stepping Stones mentor handbook /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: 48 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 48Summary: Through consultations and other EMC projects, recently arrived refugee women living in the City of Yarra have expressed a strong interest in a program that supports them to develop art, craft and food products and learn new skills in order to become more financially independent. The project has been developed to offer skills development training, business and financial literacy education in a group context aiming to increase interaction with other similar groups, promote visit to markets and foster mentoring opportunities increasing social interactions, economic participation and awareness of rights amongst refugee women living in Melbourne. The key objectives of this project are to increase the women's social interaction, economic participation, business skills, financial decision making ability, purpose and confidence. The project commenced in September 2009 and [ran] until December 2013. The aim of this project is to create a model for supporting refugee women through the process of setting up small business in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Stepping up and over : interim evaluation of Stepping Stones a micro-enterprise program for refugee and migrant women

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence May 2013Description: 14 p.: ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2013Summary: This progress report about Stepping Stones, a micro-enterprise program for refugee and disadvantaged migrant women in Melbourne run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC), indicates that more than half the participants have started or developed their own small business. Through the program women learned about the complex Australian regulatory system for small businesses, as well improving their confidence and skills in business planning, financial management and English language.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The kindness of strangers : adult mentors, urban youth, and the new voluntarism /

by Freedman, Marc.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 1999Description: xxix, 162 p.Notes: First published: San Francisco : Jossey Bass, 1993. This 1999 reprint contains new updated introduction. Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-156) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The way forward : an Islamic mentoring guide to building identity and resisting radicalisation. /

by Kara-Ali, Mustapha | BIRR Initiative Research Team.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Al Amanah College 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This report examines the key factors that have caused and sustained extremism, as well as the main doctrinal tenets of extremism.It is the outcome of exploratory research to form the basis for the next phase of the project, engagement with at-risk Muslim youth in Australia to build on their strength in preventing their radicalisation. ; The BIRR Initiative is funded by the Australian Government and by the Australian Muslim community. So far, it has conducted exploratory work and research into the possibilities of working with at-risk Muslim youth in south-west Sydney to protect them from the influence of the narratives and propaganda of extremist groups. The initiative is designed to primarily target extremist groups operating within the theological parameters of global extremist networks that claim the name of Islam.Availability: (1)

Training for work : insights from students and trainees at the Brotherhood of St Laurence /

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Souery, Nicole.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: viii, 36 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2010 Bibliography : p. 36 Summary: The Training for Work study analysed the characteristics of participants in training programs run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and explored the factors that helped or hindered the successful completion of training and the transition into paid employment. The study found that for many trainees, a certificate or qualification is not sufficient to enable them to get and keep a job: support and mentoring are essential.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

What defines a good mentoring program ? : keynote address. /

by Tobin, Lesley.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dsf.org.au/papers/196.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:48 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: A comprehensive analysis of the experiences of mentoring in Australia, and the benchmarks of good practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Women on the move : evaluating a refugee mentoring pilot project

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: vii, 51 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 50-51Summary: This report presents an evaluation of a small-scale pilot in which refugee women requiring personal and settlement support were matched with volunteer mentors in the City of Hume in Melbourne's north. The project, run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence?s Ecumenical Migration Centre, shows the potential for community-based initiatives to reduce social isolation and help newcomers adjust to life in Australia, as well as to increase understanding in the wider community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth mentoring /

by Costello, Lauren | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Research ynthesis Service | Thomson, Melanie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 This research synthesis report was commissioned by the Victorian Youth Mentoring Alliance, the Office for Youth (OFY) and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMST) to bring together recent, high quality research evidence about the value and effectiveness of youth mentoring. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Youth mentoring is, according to the Australian Youth Mentoring Network, defined as "a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement". The goal of youth mentoring is to enhance social engagement and thereby minimise negative behaviours through growth in social and developmental behaviours. The purpose of youth mentoring, according to the evidence, is to provide a range of functions.Availability: (1)

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