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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 bridge to a new culture : promoting the participation of refugees in sporting activities /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report draws together conclusions from research on the participation of refugees in sport and lessons learned from organisations which have developed innovative approaches. In doing so, RCOA's aim is to encourage sporting administrators, community organisations, settlement service providers and government agencies to examine options for involving recently-arrived refugees in sporting activities, thereby helping to build a healthier and more inclusive society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 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).

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention [summary guide]/

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic Copy Notes: April 2004Availability: Electronic Copy (1)

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 925 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Preface -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Inquiry methodology -- 3. Setting the scene : children in immigration detention -- 4. Australia's human rights obligations -- 5. Mechanisms to protect the human rights of children in immigration detention -- 6. Australia's immigration detention policy and practice -- 7. Refugee status determination for children in immigration detention -- 8. Safety in immigration detention -- 9. Mental health of children in immigration detention -- 10. Physical health of children in immigration detention -- 11. Children with disabilities in immigration detention -- 12. Education for children in immigration detention -- 13. Recreation for children in immigration detention -- 14. Unaccompanied children in immigration detention -- 15. Religion, culture and language for children in immigration detention -- 16. Temporary Protection Visas for children released from immigration detention -- 17. Major findings and recommendations of the Inquiry -- Appendices April 2004Availability: (1)

A lot to learn : refugees, asylum seekers and post-16 learning /

by Doyle, Lisa | Refugee Council | O'Toole, Gill.

Publisher: London, U.K. Refugee Council 2013Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Accessing learning is an important aspect of refugee integration. For those arriving in England in search of safety, studying English and gaining new skills and qualifications can help refugees and asylum seekers communicate, become more employable and make friends. This report discusses research that explores the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in England and publicly-funded post-16 learning providers (excluding higher education) in delivering and accessing learning. ; Refugees and asylum seekers come to the UK from many different countries, having had a wide variety of educational and work experiences before arriving in the UK and their motivations to learn vary. ; The rules around eligibility to study and fee remission for refugees and asylum seekers are complex and subject to frequent change. Entitlements differ between England, Scotland and Wales, with England having the most restrictive rules.Availability: (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 three-way partnership ? : exploring the experiences of CLD families in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: An issues paper, which accompanies the Opening the School Gate resource kit for teachers, exploring themes and issues around culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families' expectations and involvement in schools.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

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)

Alternative approaches to asylum seekers : reception and transitional processing system. /

by Justice for Asylum Seekers Alliance. Detention Reform orking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpub. 2002Description: 32 p.Other title: Reception and transitional processing system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Justice for Asylum Seekers (JAS) is an alliance of over twenty five Victorian based community organisations founded in Melbourne in 1999 to address negative perceptions of refugees claiming asylum.Within the JAS alliance are the major churches ? Catholic, Uniting , Anglican and Churches of Christ and Baptist representing congregations numbering in the hundreds of thousands, plus large membership organisations such as Amnesty International and Oxfam Community Aid Abroad and well known welfare agencies such as the Brotherhood of St Lawrence and St Vincent De Paul Society. Many JAS agencies are members of Australians for a Just Refugee Program (AFJRP) and share the goal of AFJRP to achieving just treatment of people claiming asylum in Australia. JAS supports the work of the Refugee Council of Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Alternatives to secure youth detention in Tasmania /

by Daly, Elizabeth | Commissioner for Children Tasmania.

Publisher: Commissioner for Children Tasmania 2013Description: 156 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Detention has adverse effects on young people's employment outcomes, brings them into contact with other offenders and removes them from their families, education and communities. Conversely, non-custodial programs have been shown to be very effective in reducing juvenile recidivism. Detention should therefore be used sparingly and as a last resort. ; It is recognised that for a small cohort of young people, detention may be necessary - particularly to ensure the community is afforded protection from illegal behaviour. ; The 'last resort' principle can only operate to reduce detention rates where there is an effective package of alternatives to secure detention available to judicial officers. [Extract from Foreword]Availability: (1)

An absence of human rights : children in detention. /

by Ozdowski, Sev.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ask the children : kids speak out about immigration detention experiences. /

by New South Wales. Commission for Children & Young People.

Publisher: Surrey Hills, NSW NSW Commission for Children & Young People [2002]Description: 12p.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)

Briefing paper on educational support issues and Homework Support Groups for refugee and newly arrived young people /

by Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: unpub. 2002Description: 7p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Refers to the Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework Centre, Fitzroy -- p. 5Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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).

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