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Giving communities a sporting chance : a multicultural resource kit /

by Cooke, Shane | Centre for Multicultural Youth | Douglas, Allie.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 20Summary: Victoria is one of Australia's most culturally diverse states. Around one in four Victorians were born overseas, or have at least one parent born overseas. CMY's new resource, Giving Communities a Sporting Chance, offers you as a sport and/or recreation provider practical strategies and resources to encourage greater participation in sport and recreation activities. Giving Communities a Sporting Chance aims to broaden your organisation's ability to diversify, and acknowledge the benefits to both providers and the community. It will ensure that all community members, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds, have the opportunity to participate, feel welcome and enjoy taking part in physical activity in Victoria.Availability: (1)

Good Starts for recently arrived youth with refugee backgrounds : promoting wellbeing in the first three years of settlement in Melbourne, Australia /

by Gifford, Sandy | La Trobe Refugee Research Centre | Correa-Velez, Ignacio | Sampson, Robyn.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre 2009Description: 128 p.: ill.Other title: Promoting wellbeing in the first three years of settlement in.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report describes the key findings of a longitudinal study (2004-2008) investigating the experiences of settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived young people with refugee backgrounds settling in Melbourne, Australia. Each year, less than one per cent of the world's refugees are offered resettlement in one of 18 countries participating in The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) resettlement programme. Australia offers places to around 13,500 people per year, of whom about 26 per cent are between the ages of 10 and 19. What are the experiences of these young people in their early settlement years? How do they negotiate the transition from childhood to adulthood given the traumas of their past and the challenges of their present and future in Australia? What are the key social determinants of wellbeing and good settlement and what can we learn from these young people about what social policies and services will most effectively support them to make successful lives in their new home? This study explores these questions, the overall aim being to identify the key social determinants of wellbeing and settlement and to describe the lived experiences of these young people as they shape their lives in Australia. The specific objectives of the study were to: ; Identify the psychosocial factors that promote successful transitions during the settlement process ; Describe in depth the contexts, settings and social processes that promote health and wellbeing among young refugees over time.Availability: (1)

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).

Horn of Africa youth research program report : analysing the education, personal development, recreation and refugee needs and experience of the Horn of Africa youth in Melbourne. /

by Hadiya Consult.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hadiya Consult 2001?Description: iii, 50 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 50)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human rights overboard : seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Briskman, Linda | Goddard, Chris.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publishing 2008Description: 448 p.Summary: "In 2005, in the wake of the Cornelia Rau scandal, a citizen's inquiry was established to bear witness to events in Australian immigration-detention facilities. Until then, the federal government had refused to conduct a broad-ranging investigation into immigration detention in Australia, and the operations within detention centres had been largely shrouded in official secrecy. The People's Inquiry into Detention (as it came to be called) heard heartbreaking evidence about asylum-seekers journeys to Australia, their detention process, life in detention, and life after detention. In total, around 200 people testified to the inquiry, and a similar number of written submissions were received. Human Rights Overboard draws together, for the first time, the oral testimony and written submissions from the inquiry in a powerful and vital book that stands as an indelible record of one of Australia's bleakest legacies. Clearly and comprehensively presented, the book is a haunting journey guided by voices from every side of the fence: former immigration detainees, refugee advocates, lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, and former detention and immigration staff. Together, their stories bear testimony to a humanitarian disaster that Australia caused, and that must be remembered so that it never happens again. With a foreword by prominent humanitarian lawyer Julian Burnside, Human Rights Overboard is an essential book that will resonate with the Australian public and, indeed, the world, for years to come." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigrant settlement and social inclusion in Canada. /

by Omidvar, Ratna | Richmond, Ted.

Publisher: Ontario, Canada The Laidlaw Foundation Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Immigrant Settlement and Social Inclusion in Canada -- Introduction. The Economic Status of Newcomers in Canada -- Other Groups of Newcomers Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth -- Settlement Services and the NGO Sector -- Urban Issues and Newcomer Settlement -- The Social Inclusion Perspective Social Inclusion and Canada's Official Multiculturalism -- Policy Perspectives within a Social Inclusion Framework -- Appendix: Background on Origins of Canada's Immigration Policy.Availability: (1)

Immigration detention. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: 05/10/2004 15:52:39 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/10/2004 15:52:39 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This DIMIA webpage provides information about immigration detention centres in Australia, their procedures and practices. The site also includes the report on the evaluation of the trial of alternative detention arrangements for women and children in Woomera and the Minister's media resources on detention centres.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inquiry into the administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958 : submission

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nicholson, Tony.

Publisher: 2005; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: PDF.Other title: [Submission to] Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Department of the Senate Parliament House.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Involving young people : documenting youth participation strategies for newly-arrived communities. /

by Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Keeping their hopes alive : a good practice guide to case management with young people from refugee backgrounds /

by Taylor, Anne-Marie | Settlement Services International | Keegan, David.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Settlement Services International 2012; Multicultural Youth Affairs Network, NSW 2012Description: 68 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The MYAN NSW in partnership with Settlement Services International launched its new resource Keeping Their Hopes Alive: A good practice guide to case management with young people from refugee backgrounds as part of Refugee Week 2012. ; This good practice guide was developed as part of the HSS Youth Support and Coordination Project, a joint initiative of Settlement Services International and Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW in partnership with the Youth Action and Policy Association NSW (auspice of the MYAN NSW). This guide is part of the Project?s targeted response to the introduction of the Youth Sub-Plan (YSP) by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) as part of the delivery of case management through the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS). ; This resource has been developed as a guide for anyone working with young people from refugee backgrounds in a case management context. This may be when providing settlement services or housing, education or employment support. The guide draws upon current and past research, and the evidence base articulated by leaders in providing settlement services to young people from refugee backgrounds about what constitutes good practice in youth settlement. ; In addition to the literature, both young people aged 15-25 who were newly arrived and case managers were consulted as part of the development of this guide. The case management tools presented here have also been trialled and tested with HSS clients aged 15-25 in Sydney by Settlement Services International case managers. ; Overall, this guide aims to provide a holistic framework for identifying, targeting and meeting the diverse needs of young people from refugee backgrounds.[MYAN website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Klassroom kaleidoscope : a program to facilitate connectedness and well-being in the culturally diverse classroom. /

by Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture | Grant, Jane.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Lives in limbo : voices of refugees under temporary protection. /

by Leach, Michael | Mansouri, Fethi.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2004Description: vi, 158 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book provides personal insights into the experiences of people on temporary protection visas. It draws on interviews with 34 TPV holders (11 female and 23 male) from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Their responses are grouped under themes of persecution, journey, detention, settlement, psychological effects and media representations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Locking up family values : the detention of immigrant families. /

by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service | Women s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

Publisher: New York, NY Women s Commission for Refugee Women and Children 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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: '' 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).

Maximising the positive economic, social and cultural impacts of migration : submission to the Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Greco, Sarina.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 18 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia's history confirms that we need a holistic social policy framework for all citizens, with pathways to meaningful cultural, economic and social inclusion. Therefore, Australian social inclusion, in the pursuit of equal participation and better outcomes for all community members, cannot ignore multiculturalism or treat it as a fringe issue, especially in light of the country's strong immigration program. The BSL believes that multiculturalism must be part of a new social contract that continues to sit alongside the Indigenous policies and applied social inclusion approaches, to inform them and be informed by them.Availability: (1)

Meaning or measurement? : Researching the social contexts of health and settlement among newly-arrived refugee youth in Melbourne, Australia. /

by Gifford, Sandra | Bakopanosi, Christine | Kaplan, Ida | Correa-Velez, Ignacio.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migration Amendment (Visa Integrity) Bill 2006 . /

by Harris-Rimmer, Sue | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Narrating Our World : NOW Program - using visual tools for understanding the stories and lives of refugee young people /

by Matthews, Julie | University of the Sunshine Coast. Faculty of Arts and Social ciences.

Publisher: Sippy Downs, Qld University of the Sunshine Coast 2011Description: 25 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A tool kit and guide to establishing a (NOW) program in your community or schoolSummary: The Narrating Our World (NOW) program is an arts based program devised to elicit visual responses from refugee young people in order to understand how they interpret and live in their world. The program is intended to assist youth workers, teachers, school counsellors, and others working with refugee young people. The program creates activities which enable open discussion led by the interests and enthusiasm of participants. It has great potential for engaging young people and generating shared understandings. The process of understanding, connecting and communicating with young people is a first step towards meeting the needs of refugee young people. The specifics of the program allow for inclusive forms of communication with young people whose spoken English is uncertain, and who may be shy and uncomfortable speaking their thoughts in a group. It is envisioned that the NOW program will be used with refugee and non-refugee young people to discuss issues relevant to their lives with creativity, insight and funAvailability: (1)

Nationality, refugee status and state protection : explorations of the gap between man and citizen. /

by Taylor, Savitri (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2005Description: 186 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction / Savitri Taylor -- Preparation of a national law: promoting the legal identity of women in the field of nationality / Carol Batchelor -- The lottery of citizenship: the changing significance of birthplace, territory and residence to the Australian membership prize / Kim Rubenstein -- Refugee law and the measure of globalisation / Catherine Dauvergne -- What we have done with the Refugee Convention: the Australian way / Susan Kneebone -- Lonely refuge: judicial responses to separated children seeking refugee protection in Australia / Mary Crock -- Political transitions and the cessation of refugees status: some lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq / William Mayley.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New start : a study into the mainstream education experiences of newly arrived refugee and migrant young people in Whittlesea /

by Whittlesea Community Connections.

Publisher: Epping, Vic. Whittlesea Community Connections 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2005 Includes bibliographic references p. 21 and appendicesSummary: It is clear that newly arrived and refugee young people have a range of special needs additional to the risk factors affecting young people in Whittlesea. Human service gaps, reduced employment opportunities, cultural issues, the lack of resources and access to transport have been identified in several reports as directly impacting on the social and economic participation and health and wellbeing of young people in Whittlesea. However for newly arrived and refugee young people, disrupted and transition to mainstream schooling, low English proficiency, mental health, racism and discrimination also impact on outcomes and opportunities that need to be addressed.Availability: (1)

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