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'Boys, you wanna give me some action?' : interventions into policing of racialised communities in Melbourne. /

by Smith, Bec | Reside, Shane.

Publisher: Springvale, Vic. Springvale Monash Legal Service 2010Description: 36 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report of the 2009/10 Racism Project. Title comes from a quote of a police officer in conversation with an African young person, 2009Summary: The report examines African young people's experiences of policing practices across three regions of Melbourne: City of Greater Dandenong, Flemington and Braybrook. The report particularly examines African young people's experience of 'community policing' activities in these areas.Availability: (1)

A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a room…’ : young people and the role of inter-faith dialogue. /

by Olliff, Louise.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This policy discussion paper looks at the context for the increasing number of inter-faith initiatives, how this impacts on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their sense of identity, and provides some discussion around future considerations for initiatives aimed at promoting respect and understanding within our diverse community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A conversation on trust : community policing and refugee settlement in regional Australia /

by Campbell, Danielle | Julian, Roberta.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies 2009Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Final Report Australian Research Council Linkage Project Bibliography p. 52-58Summary: Community policing can provide strategies and reassurances to support newly arrived refugee communities to Australia particularly with respect to their understanding of rights and responsibilities under Australian law, according to this report. These understandings can profoundly affect whether the settlement of individuals and families from newly arrived refugee communities is successful. ; The research offers an understanding of both the perspectives of police and the members of newly arrived African communities in regional Australia. It identifies strategies that can be adopted by residents of regional Australia to create, maintain and sustain relationships with newly arrived refugee communities. It explores the necessity of these strategies particularly due to the lack of specialist resources in regional Australia to support the complex dynamics of settlement. ; The research reveals that an understanding of experiential difference (individual) and community (dynamics) is crucial to positive police and refugee relations. These underpin the three distinct themes emerging from the research around barriers and enablers; namely, background and transition; knowledge acquisition and education; and reactions to present experiences.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A guide for newly arrived young people : understanding the Victorian education and training system. /

by Refugee Young People and Transitions Working Group | Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A guide to working with young people who are refugees : strategies for providing individual counselling and group work /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc.

Publisher: Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. 1996Description: 227 p. ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "The purpose of this guide is to promote an understanding of the causes and effects of trauma associated with war, state sanctioned violence and the refugee experience, so that recovery and restoration is achieved for its survivors and the communities they are part of. ; The focus is on the young refugee, aged between 12 and 25. The age ; range is wide including those that might be regarded as young adults. ; As a result of war, violence and protracted periods in refugee camps, ; progression through the developmental stages of childhood and ; adolescence is usually delayed. Young refugees aged 20 to 25 therefore still face the developmental tasks of adolescence. Interventions suitable for working with children under the age of 12 will not be covered in Section ; 2 although virtually all the principles described will apply to working with this younger age group. References to children will be made in this section, which describes the psychological and social impact of trauma, because many of the young refugees entering Australia have been ; traumatised as young children. ; The importance of working with the young is underscored by research ; which shows the long-term effects on the psychological and physical ; health of survivors of trauma (4,5), including second generation effects ; (6,7,8). Tragically, one of the reasons the young are targeted is because perpetrators also recognise the long-lasting damaging effects on a community of destroying its younger members" -- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

African cultural education and African youth in Western Australia : experimenting with the Ujamaa circle /

by Mbago Wakholi , Peter.

Publisher: Saarbrucken, Germany VDM Verlag 2008Description: 127 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 120-127Availability: (1)

Are refugees at increased risk of substance misuse? /

by Sowey, Helen.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attending to the needs of refugee youth : the development of a National Comprehensive Youth Service. /

by Thorell, Elin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Centre for Refugee Research 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.crr.unsw.edu.au/documents/Refugee%20Youth%20and%20Resettlement%20Final%20Report.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:51:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Barriers to and facilitators of utilisation of mental health services by young people of refugee background /

by Colucci, Erminia | Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture | Minas, Harry | Szwarc, Jo.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 39-43Summary: The aim of this project was to explore the perspectives of experienced practitioners - working in mental health services or in contact with mental health services- about 'what works' and 'what does not work' in successfully engaging young people from refugee backgrounds with mental health services. Effective utilisation of services included first contact access as well as access to appropriate follow-up care, if needed. The resulting report on the findings identified what are considered to be effective and ineffective approaches to engage this population with such services.Availability: (1)

Building pathways : resources to support transitions for young people from refugee backgrounds /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2007Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: School to workSummary: "The resources provided on this page include a good practice framework and training materials aimed at improving the sensitivity and responsiveness of support provided to young people from refugee backgrounds as they move through education, training and employment. The training materials outline five workshops for introducing and working through the issues and practices in the Building Pathways framework. The target audience for the workshops is those working with young people from refugee backgrounds as they move in or out of education, training and employment settings." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Can life stories inform policy in a complex world? /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Social Policy Conference : Social Policy in a.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to Australian Social Policy Conference: Social Policy in a Complex World University of New South Wales, Sydney 6-8 July 2011 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Australian longitudinal research with a social policy focus has often been quantitative rather than qualitative. The longitudinal Life Chances Study offers the opportunity to explore young people's real life stories from infancy to age 18, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. The stories can illustrate important processes, ranging from financial disadvantage to parenting styles to career choices. The Life Chances Study has followed the lives some 140 children who were born in the same inner Melbourne suburb in 1990. The families are from diverse income levels and ethnic groups. The study has a particular interest in the reduction of child poverty and social exclusion. The paper presents one family's story to explore issues of policy as the study child grows up through the 1990s and early 2000s. It asks what life stories can tell us about the accumulation of advantage and disadvantage for young people growing up in Australia today and about the effectiveness of our social support system in assisting families as their raise their children. These are considered in the context of changes in Australian society over the last 20 years.Availability: (1)
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Community building for young people from the Horn of Africa : a report. /

by Ovens, Carolyn.

Publisher: Moonee Valley, Vic. Maribyrnong & Moonee Valley Local Learning & Employment Network 2003Description: 51 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Community engagement in a multicultural society : smokescreens and mirrors? /

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. City of Darebin 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia /​ Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo, Judith Miralles, Barry Golding.

by Miralles-Lombardo, Beatriz | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Miralles, Judith | Golding, Barry | Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2008Description: 50 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: Report | Support document Notes: Includes PDF link to "Creating learning spaces for refugees : the role of multicultural organisations in Australia —support document" by Beatriz Miralles-Lombardo ; Judith Miralles ; Barry Golding, pp. 30 ; "An Adult Literacy National Project report."--Cover. "Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations."--T.p. verso.Summary: Upon arrival in Australia, refugees are directed to various organisations, including multicultural community organisations. Multicultural community organisations are well recognised for helping refugees become self-reliant; what is not fully recognised, however, is the contribution these organisations make to the development of refugees’ learning. This study sought to examine the extent to which literacy and numeracy provision occurs in multicultural community organisations serving three particular refugee groups: those from Iraq, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Sudan. Given their diverse experiences, backgrounds and reasons for fleeing their homelands, refugees in Australia clearly have a range of different needs. The authors highlight that multicultural community organisations work to meet these needs by creating networks and relationships with refugees. The nature of these organisations, and the informal learning environment they provide, can help refugees to learn skills needed for life in Australia as well as build networks with other non-government and government organisations. Availability: (2)

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).

Deeper dimensions - culture, youth and mental health. /

by Bashir, Marie (ed.) | Bennett, David (ed.).

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. Transcultural Mental Health Centre 2000Description: xvi, 181 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eastern refugee pathways project : final project evaluation report. /

by Eastern Industry Education Partnership.

Publisher: Mitcham, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2008Description: Text.Notes: URL: 'http://www.miceastmelb.com.au/documents/FinalProjectEvaluationReportDecember2007.doc' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education for Global and Multicultural Citizenship : a strategy for Victoria government schools 2009-2013 /

by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victoria).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Engaging refugee and migrant young people around mental health : exploring strategies that work. /

by Ethnic Youth Issues.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Ethnic Youth Issues Network 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Report from Statewide Multicultural Youth Issues Network meeting 9:30am to 12:30pm, Thursday 16th October 2008 CO.AS.IT Conference Room, Faraday Street, Carlton. School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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